Gempylidae


Snake mackerels
Characteristic features:
Similar families:

Scombridae
Tunas & Mackerels

Scombridae

Scombridae differ in having silver, white and blue colouration, (vs. brown or black, rarely blue-brown); often with distinct markings on body in the form of spots, bars, lines and stripes (vs. no distinct markings on body) and keels on caudal peduncle (vs. no keels present, except in Lepidocybium flavobrunneum).