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Genus: Scomberesox, Sauries


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both jaws in long beak, lower projects
D & A 5-6 finlets behind
small teeth

SCOMBERESOX

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 genus contains 2 species, and is distributed worldwide in temperate areas.

This genus contains 2 species, and is distributed worldwide in temperate areas.