Southern blue whiting
Marine fish with fusiform body, typical of a good swimmer, the maximum height at the level of the first dorsal. Parallel lateral line to the back, small flakes. Relatively small head, large eyes, occupy 25% of head length. Pointed snout. The mouth is semi-slit, wide opening, the posterior end reaching almost at the level of the orbits. Tiny teeth in mandibles and vomer. Fins: Three dorsal fins, the first two very similar to each other and the third with the highest base and lowest. Flow through. Two annals, the first with a greater base than the second one, both lower than the dorsal ones. Short pectorals, located in the center of the flanks. Small pelvic, jugular position. Coloration: dark blue on the back, clear on the flanks, silvery on the belly. Dorsal, pectoral and caudal fins, dark, pelvic and anal clear.
- Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
- Area 48: the Antarctic part of the Atlantic Ocean
- Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
- Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
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