Lookdown

Lookdown

Bony Fish

SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION

COMMON NAME: lookdown
KINGDOM: Animalia
PHYLUM: Chordata
CLASS: Osteichthyes
ORDER: Perciformes
FAMILY: Carangidae
GENUS SPECIES: Selene vomer

FAST FACTS

DESCRIPTION: Bright silver body is noticeably laterally compressed. Forehead is extremely blunt. Single dorsal and anal fin exhibit elongated, trailing fore parts. Caudal peduncle is truncated and narrow. Deeply centrally cleft (lunate) caudal fin.
SIZE: 15.2-25.4 cm (6-10 in) avg; 48.3 cm (19.0 in) max
WEIGHT: 2.1 kg (4.6 lbs) max
DIET: Small crabs, shrimp, fishes, and worms
INCUBATION: No data
SEXUAL MATURITY: No data
LIFE SPAN: No data
RANGE: Western Atlantic: Maine, Bermuda, and Florida to Gulf of Mexico and Uruguay
HABITAT: 1-53 meters in tropical, sub-tropical, and temperate marine coastal and estuarine waters
POPULATION: GLOBAL No data
STATUS: IUCN Not listed
CITES Not listed
USFWS Not listed

FUN FACTS

1. For more information about bony fishes, explore the Bony Fishes InfoBook.

ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION

No data

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bond, Carl E. Biology of Fishes - Second Edition. Saunders College Publishing, 1996.

Humann, Paul. Reef Fish Identification - Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas. New World Publications, Inc., 1992.

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