Genus: Jenkinsia, Small Round Herring, Round Herrings
front bone top jaw - a long triangle
rays under throat 6-7
only scute is W-shaped, between pelvics
Small, elongate herrings with rounded bodies; mouth short, premaxilla (at front of top jaw) elongate, triangular; anal fin relatively short based; 6-7 rays on the membrane under the gill cover; pelvic fins 8, on the abdomen below the dorsal fin, insert slightly closer to tail fin base than to tip of snout; a forked tail fin; a W shaped hard bony scale at the base of the pelvic fins, no other scutes (hard bony scales) along lower midline of body.
A W Atlantic genus endemic to the Greater Caribbean, with 4 species.
Note: Sometimes placed in the Family Dussumieridae, together with Etrumeus.