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Table 1 Morphometric measurements and meristic counts of razorbelly scad, Alepes kleinii (Bloch, 1793) collected from the southern coast of Bangladesh (n = 29)

From: First record of the razorbelly scad Alepes kleinii (Bloch, 1793) (Carangidae) along the coast of Bangladesh

Morphometric measurement Acronym Length range (cm) Mean ± SD
Minimum Maximum
Total length TL 8.6 15.8 11.3 ± 1.76
Fork length FL 7.9 13.5 9.8 ± 1.47
Standard length SL 7.2 11.8 9.3 ± 1.13
Body depth BD 3.9 4.9 4.4 ± 0.30
Caudal peduncle CP 0.4 0.6 0.5 ± 0.01
First pre-dorsal length FPrDL 3.1 4.2 3.6 ± 0.21
Second pre-dorsal length SPrDL 4.2 6.1 4.9 ± 0.32
Pre-pectoral length PrPL 2.2 3.4 2.6 ± 0.11
Pre-ventral length PrVL 1.9 4.1 2.9 ± 0.14
Pre-anal length PrAL 4.1 7.3 5.5 ± 0.47
Head length HL 1.7 3.2 2.4 ± 0.09
Pre-orbital length PrOL 0.4 0.7 0.5 ± 0.01
Orbital length OL 0.7 1.1 0.8 ± 0.02
Post-orbital length PsOL 0.6 1.4 0.9 ± 0.04
Meristic counts   Minimum Maximum
Number of first dorsal fin ray FDFR 7 8
Number of second dorsal fin ray SDFR 23 24
Number of pectoral fin ray PFR 21 22
Number of ventral fin ray VFR 5 5
Number of anal fin ray AFR 20 22
Number of ventral spine VS 2 2