Morphology Data of Scomberoides commersonnianus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990
Appearance refers to Male; Female
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales cycloid scales

Description: Dusky green to bluish dorsally, shading to silvery or gray (golden in some large adults) with 5-8 large greyish blotches above LL, first two may intersect LL; dorsal lobe dusky to dark and evenly pigmented. Body oblong and elliptical, strongly compressed; dorsal and ventral profiles about equal; upper jaw extending well beyond posterior edge of eye in adult; scales partly embedded, midbody breast scales below LL oval or broadly oblong, other scales small and lanceolate (Ref. 2334, 90102). Soft dorsal and anal fins with semi-detached finlets (Ref. 2334).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Scomberoides commersonnianus

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 7 - 12
on upper limb 0 - 3
total 7 - 15


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 8
Soft-rays total 19 - 21
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 16 - 19

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  before origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz
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