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atl.-thread-herring

Atlantic Thread Herring

Opisthonema oglinum

Description: Back dark blue/gray, sides silvery, belly white; small head.

Where Found: In salt water from Cape Cod to Brazil, including Gulf of Mexico.

Size: Up to 16″.

Remarks: Has scales on ridge of back before dorsal fin.

Illustration: © Diane Rome Peebles

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