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Cavalli family, Carangidae


Cavalli family,  CarangidaeThe members of this family differ from the true mackerels by a less number of spines in the first dorsal fin, and in having but two spines in the anal fin, and no detached finlets; also in hav­ing smaller teeth.

Carangus chrysos - The Runner.

Body oblong, moderately elevated, the dorsal and ventral outlines about equally arched; head 3 3/4" ; depth 3 1/4"; eye 3 1/2"; lateral line with 50 scutes ; D. VIII-I, 24; A. II-I, 19 ; profile forms a uniform curve; snout rather sharp; mouth moderate, slightly oblique, maxillary reaching middle of orbit; teeth comparatively large; a single series in lower jaw; upper jaw with an inner series of smaller teeth; no canines; teeth on vomer, palatines, and tongue; gill-rakers long and numerous; pectoral fin not longer than head; scales moderate; cheeks and breast scaly; black opercular spot.


Carangus latus - The Horse-eye Jack.

Moderately deep; head 3 3/4" ; depth 2 1/2"; scutes 30; D. VIII-I, 20 ; A. II-I, 17; head bluntish ; profile curved; mouth moderate; lower jaw prominent; villi­form teeth on upper jaw, vomer, palatines, and tongue; weak canines in lower jaw; breast scaly; maxillary reaching posterior edge of pupil; pectoral fin about as long as head; cheeks and upper part of opercles scaly; gill-rakers rather long, about 12" below the angle.


Trachinotus carolinus - The Pompano.

Body oblong, compara­tively robust; head 4" ; depth 2 1/2"; eye 4 1/2"; scales small and smooth; D. VI-I, 25; A. II-I, 23; profile of head evenly con­vex; snout bluntly rounded; mouth small, maxillary reaching middle of eye; jaws without teeth in the adult; maxillary with­out supplemental bone; dorsal and anal fins falcate, anterior rays nearly reaching middle of fins when depressed; dorsal lobe 4 1.2" in body; anal 5 1/2"; dorsal lobe pale.