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Selene vomer

Appearance

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  • Color is silver and iridescent, sometimes with brassy highlights
  • Front of head very steep
  • Pelvic fins small
  • Elongated front filaments of second dorsal fin and anal fin
  • Body extremely compressed and deep (plate-like)
  • Lateral line arched toward front
  • Juveniles with spines on front of dorsal fin and elongated rays on pelvic fin

Similar Species: Other jack species 

Size: Up to 12 inches 

Habitat

Coastal waters and estuaries over hard or sandy bottom

Behavior

Juveniles have faint vertical bars that fade with age

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