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Genus: Chloroscombrus, Bumpers


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very compressed
lower profile very convex
D1 VIII
D & A: low, no finlets behind
pectoral > head
rear LL - small scutes

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CHLOROSCOMBRUS

BUMPERS

Head & body a strongly compressed oval; lower body profile strongly convex, more so than upper profile; pectoral longer than head, curved; dorsal fin IX; dorsal and anal fins low, no finlets after both; tail base slender; tail strongly forked; lateral line scutes small, weak; scales small, over most of body.

A neotropical genus restricted to the eastern Pacific (1 endemic species) and Atlantic (1 Pan-Atlantic species).