IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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  Common names: pompano (English), jack (English), cocinero (Espanol), jurel (Espanol), palometa (Espanol), pámpano (Espanol)
Carangoides otrynter (Jordan & Gilbert, 1883)

Threadfin jack,     Thread pompano

Body deep, compressed; head profile angular; both jaws with a band of teeth, at least at the front; gill rakers on first arch (excluding rudiments) 15-17 + 21-23; dorsal rays VIII + I, 18-19; anal rays II + I, 16-17;  elongate and filamentous dorsal and anal lobes; dorsal and anal fins not followed by finlets; pectoral fins longer than head; lateral line anteriorly with moderate arch, the curved part about equal to straight part; straight rear part of lateral line with 0-15 scales, followed by 40-52 small scutes (large, hard spiny scales); a large isolated scaleless area covering front of breast and extending up onto base of pectoral fins .

Generally silvery to silver grey;  an elongate black spot in the upper of the operculum; small dark blotches between bases of dorsal rays.

Size: grows to 60 cm.

Habitat: coastal pelagic.

Depth: 0-100 m.

Southern Baja and the central Gulf of California to Ecuador, including the Revillagigedos, Galapagos and Malpelo.


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