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Genus: Acanthocybium, Wahoo


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very elongate
snout = 1/2 head
D1 XXIII-XVII
D&A: 8-9 flinlets behind
top jaw bone hidden
teeth compressed, triangular
no gill rakers

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ACANTHOCYBIUM

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Body very elongate, fusiform, a little compressed; snout long (50% head length), pointed; rear of top jaw bone hidden; teeth strong, compressed, triangular; no gill rakers; 1st dorsal fin with long base, XXIII-XXVII spines; ~ 8 finlets behind 2nd dorsal and anal fins; 1 large + 2 small keels on tail base; tail fin deeply forked; 1 complete lateral line; corselet of scales indistinct.

The genus contains a single circumglobal species that occurs in tropical and subtropical areas.