.

SKATES, RAYS and BONEY FISH

 

Mackerel

 
 Family Scombridae
Genus Scomberomorus (Lacepède, 1801)
Scomberomorus sp.

Age - Paleocene to present - Occurrence - Common

The teeth are short in height, recurved posteriorly, and increase in thickness towards the tooth base that is ovular in shape. The lingual surfaces are more convex than the labial surfaces. There are two distinctively strong cutting edges which may show faint serrations or crenulations. These teeth are small, ranging in size from a few mm up to 1 cm and require the use a fine meshed screen.


 

Plate 1

Monmouth County, NJ
 


 

 

 Plate 2
The tooth on the right has snapped off at the base of the root.
I find this to be common, a little more than half the specimens I've collected
are in this condition.


 


Scomberomorus sp. with no enamel.

Monmouth Country, NJ.
 


 

 

 



 

Fierstine HL, Walters V. 1968. Studies in locomotion and anatomy of scombroid fishes. Los Angeles: Anderson, Ritchie & Simon.

 

Return to top of page

Home Site Map Skates and Rays