; subclass Actinopterygii, order Perciformes)
A monospecific family (Pomatomus saltator) comprising an elongate and streamlined marine fish, 1.1 m long, that has a large mouth, short first dorsal fin, and long-based second dorsal and anal fins. It is a voracious predator, living in large schools in offshore waters, although it may come close to shore when following schools of prey fish. It is distributed world-wide in tropical waters.
Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.