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Family: SCOMBERESOCIDAE, Sauries


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5-6 finlets after D & A
both jaws v long, with many small sharp teeth
scales small

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FAMILY SCOMBERESOCIDAE

SAURIES

Body elongate, fusiform, compressed, tapering at both ends; upper and lower jaws prolonged into a beak, lower jaw projecting; teeth small, pointed; pelvic fins at center of body; dorsal and anal fins small, at rear of body, origin of dorsal behind that of anal, both fins followed by 5-6 separate finlets; tail fin strongly forked, symmetrical; body covered with small scales, patch of scales on operculum.

This family contains 2 genera, each with 2 species, of primarily temperate fishes.

PREPARED BY D ROSS ROBERTSON, AFTER COLLETTE (2002)