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Scomber japonicus Houttuyn, 1782

Maximum recorded size:
64.0 cm TL (male)

Dentary of Scomber japonicus

Coronoid process hemi-ellipsoidal or in form of mace or rounded and oriented anteroposteriorly. Ventral process bifid with a pointed and a rounded tips or pointed, and oriented according to dorsal/ventral axis straight. Its relief is flat and at the tip, in posterior part, there is a pore. Meckelian fossa present. Internal notch large and external notch small. Chin apophysis short. Mandibular symphysis oriented backward or vertically, straight. Tooth type: conical or caniniform in one rows of teeth. No bigger tooth at the anterior part. Teeth curved towards internal part. One or several pore on external side. Pore can be present on internal side. No foramen.

Specimen n°MNHN-5013
Study collection of P. Béarez (Paris, France)

Determination Béarez, P. (1997)
Length 28.8 cm SL, 33.7 cm TL (Female)
Collection site Ilo (Peru)