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  Common names: milkfish (English), chano (Espanol), sabalote (Espanol)
Chanos chanos (Forsskäl, 1775)


Elongate, moderately compressed; head pointed; eye large; mouth small, opens at front, without teeth; 1 dorsal fin, at midbody; pelvics under dorsal fin; anal fin small, well behind dorsal; large forked tail fin; scales small, smooth; lateral line present, straight, entire length of body.

Silvery; upper (inner) surfaces of pectoral and pelvic fins black.

Size: 180 cm.

Habitat: soft bottoms to the surface.

Depth: 0-15 m.

An Indo-Pacific species that extends into the eastern Pacific. Southern California to the central Gulf of California to Peru, Clipperton, Cocos, the Galapagos and Malpelo.


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