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  • plain color
    D2 17-22, 2-3 rows scales on base
    C blunt point
    Cynoscion acoupa, Acoupa Weakfish
    inner lower teeth: larger at rear
    A 8
    pectoral ~ pelvic
    body scales rough, = / > LL scales
  • uniform color
    D1 25-29, few basal scale rows
    C S shaped
    Cynoscion arenarius, Sand Seatrout, Sand Weakfish
    inner lower teeth: rear larger, widely spaced
    A 10-12
    pectoral > pelvic
    body scales rough, = / > LL scales
  • faint streaks along scale rows above LL
    D2 23-27, lower 1/2 scaled
    C straight/doubly concave
    Cynoscion jamaicensis, Jamaica Weakfish
    inner lower teeth: rear larger, widely spaced
    lower jaw not to under rear edge eye
    gill rakers 9-13
    pectoral 16-17, > pelvic
    pectoral & anal yellowish
    body scales rough, = / > LL scales
  • uniform
    D2 & C: black edges
    D2 1-2 basal rows scales
    C straight/doubly concave
    Cynoscion leiarchus, Smooth Weakfish
    inner lower teeth: uniform size, close-set
    A 10-12
    pectoral < pelvic
    body scales small, smooth, < LL scales
  • uniform color
    D2 22-25, almost covered with scales
    C angular point
    Cynoscion microlepidotus, Smallscale Weakfish
    inner lower teeth: rear larger, widely spaced
    A 8-10
    pectoral < pelvic
    body scales v small, smooth, < LL scales
  • back & D: scattered spots
    D2: 2-3 rows scales along base
    C slighly concave
    Cynoscion nebulosus, Spotted Seatrout, Spotted Weakfish
    inner lower teeth uniform size, close-set
    pectoral < pelvic
    body scales large, rough, = / > LL scales
  • back: faint oblique dotted stripes
    D 26-31, lower 1/2 covered with small scales
    C straight/blunt point
    Cynoscion nothus, Silver Seatrout, Silver Weakfish
    inner lower teeth: rear larger, widely spaced
    A 8-11
    pectoral < pelvic
    body scales large, rough, = / > LL scales
  • upper body: irregular, interconnected dotted stripes
    D2 inner 1/2 scale covered
    C straight/slightly concave
    Cynoscion regalis, Weakfish, Gray Weakfish, Weakfish Seatrout
    inner lower teeth: rear larger, widely spaced
    A 11-13
    pectoral > pelvic
    body scales large, rough, = /larger than LL scales
  • back: oblique dotted lines along scale rows
    D2 24-28, 1-2 rows scales at base
    pectoral (18) & A: black
    C straight/slightly concave
    Cynoscion similis, Tonkin Weakfish
    inner lower teeth close-set, central strongest
    lower jaw reaches under rear edge eye
    inside operculum black
    pectoral > pelvic
    body scales laarge, rough, = / > LL scales
  • uniform
    inside mouth orange
    D2 27-31, 1-2 rows scales at base
    C angular point
    Cynoscion virescens, Green Weakfish
    inner row teeth: distinctly larger, rear larger, widely spaced
    A 8-9
    pectoral > pelvic
    body scales small, smooth, < LL scales