Shorefishes of the Greater Caribbean online information system

EspaƱol  Contact

  • D origin well behind pectoral
    lower jaw projecting; lips thick; teeth minute, in bands
    large pectorals
    adult - small, imbedded scales
    LL complete, small pores
  • rear nostril at eye level
    D, A & C continuous
    lip flanges both jaws
    with pectorals
    LL all body
  • extremely elongate
    eye small
    D & A at rear, join C
    tiny pectoral
    LL complete
    only head pores - lower jaw
  • rear nostril before center large eye
    large D & A join C
    roof mouth: central row large teeth
    large gill opening
    large pectoral
    LL complete
  • rear nostril high, over/before eye
    nape elevated
    D, A & C continuous
    gill opening small, at side
    no pectorals
    LL = 1-2 pores before pectoral
  • rear nostril in top lip/mouth
    center nape - usually a pore
    gill pouch expanded, supported by rays
    LL: all body, 2 sides connected over head