American coastal pellona
soft rays: 36 - 42. Belly with 17 to 20 + 5 to 7, total 22 to 26 scutes. Eye large, lower jaw projecting; upper jaw with a toothed hypo-maxillary bone between hind tip of pre-maxilla and lower bulge of maxilla blade. Pelvic fins with distinct axillary scale; anal fin long, its origin under middle of dorsal fin base. Scales easily lost (Ref. 188). Bluish gray above, sides silvery (Ref. 37032).