Fish

Common dolphinfish

Common dolphinfish

Family name

CLUPEIDAE

English name

Common dolphinfish

Persian name

Galit -e- maamooli

Characteristics

  • Body elongate and compressed; greatest body depth in adults less than 25% of standard length.
  • Tooth patch on tongue, small and oval.
  • A single dorsal fin extending from above eye almost to caudal fin.
  • A concave anal fin extending from anus almost to caudal fin.
  • Pectoral fin more than half of head length.
  • Black brilliant metallic blue/green in life, after death fading to grey with a green tinge; sides silvery with a golden sheen.
  • Maximum size: 200 cm.

Distribution

The Chabahar waters towards Indian Ocean.

Common dolphinfish

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