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Round Scad

Decapterus punctatus

Other Local Names: Cigar minnow.

Description: Long, fusiform; greenish-blue fading to silver on sides, belly white; narrow, yellowish stripe from head to caudal peduncle.

Where Found: Midwater or bottom from shallow water to about 50 fathoms, juveniles sometimes at surface.

Size: To 12 inches.

Remarks: 2 small papillae on shoulder distinguish scads from other carangids.

Illustration: © Diane Rome Peebles

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