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Bigeye Scad: Selar crumenophthalmus

Appearance:

Also known as goggle-eye.

  • Eye very large, diameter greater than snout length
  • No detached dorsal and anal finlets
  • Two fleshy tabs on inside of rear edge of gill chamber
  • Scutes present only on rear part of lateral line

Similar Species: Round scad, D. punctatus (has detached dorsal and anal finlets)

Size: Up to 24 inches 

Habitat:

Prefers clear oceanic waters.

Behavior:

Usually nocturnal and feed at night on invertebrates and plankton.

Additional Information

Recreational Regulations


Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles



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