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Selene vomer

Description: Silvery, iridescent, sometimes with brassy highlights; body extremely compressed and deep, platelike; front of head very steep; lobes at front of soft dorsal and anal fins very long; pelvic fins small; lateral line arched toward front.

Young: Spines at front of dorsal fin and rays in pelvic fin streamerlile.

Size: To 30 centimeters (1 foot).

Illustration: © Diane Rome Peebles

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