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Atheriniformes - Atherinidae

Atherinopsis californiensis (Jacksmelt)

Illustration Meristics Life History ELH Descr. Distribution Footnotes
More information for this taxon at: LarvalBase | FishBase | Univ. Washington Data

BONY PARTS (min-mode-max)

VertebraeGill Rakers and Branchiostegal Rays
Total 50 - 51 - 54Upper Gill RakersX - X - X
Precaudal9 - 12 - 14Lower Gill RakersX - X - X
Caudal37 - 39 - 41Branchiostegal Rays5 - 6 - 6

FIN COUNTS (min-mode-max)

Fin (position)SpinesRaysCaudal Fin Counts
Pelvic (Abdominal)1 - 1 - 15 - X - 6Caudal Upper Secondary 9 - X - 12
Dorsal6 - X - 1011 - X - 14Caudal Upper Principal9 - 9 - 9
Pectoral NA15 - 16 - 17 Caudal Lower Principal8 - 8 - 8
Anal1 - 1 - 121 - X - 26Caudal Lower Secondary 10 - 12 - 13

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