Systematics and morphology of the bonitos (Sarda) and their relatives (Scombridae, Sardini)

  title={Systematics and morphology of the bonitos (Sarda) and their relatives (Scombridae, Sardini)},
  author={Bruce B. Collette and Ning Labbish Chao},
  journal={Fishery Bulletin},
The bonitos constitute the scombrid tribe Sardini, consisting of eight species placed in five genera. They differ from the more primitive mackerels and Spanish mackerels in lacking a notch in the hypural plate and in having a bony lateral keel on the posterior caudal vertebrae. From the higher tunas, they differ in having the bony keel only incompletely developed and in lacking a specialized subcutaneous vascular system. The monotypic Australian endemic Cybiosarda elegans shares several… 
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    Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • 2011
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