Coryphaenidae


Dolphinfishes
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Keys:

Adapted from Collette

Coryphaenidae species
    1. Greatest body depth in adults less than 25% of standard length (Fig. 1a); tooth patch on tongue small and oval; dorsal-fin rays 58 to 66 Coryphaena hippurus
    2. Greatest body depth in adults more than 25% of standard length (Fig. 1b); tooth patch on tongue broad and trapezoidal; dorsal-fin rays 52 to 59 Coryphaena equiselis
Species:
Coryphaena equiselis Pompano dolphinfish
Coryphaena hippurus Common dolphinfish