CHIMPANZEES COMING THIS MAY

School of lookdowns
Oceans

Lookdown

Selene vomer

About

Lookdowns are large fish that live in shallow coastal areas along the western Atlantic Ocean. They look like shiny silver plates and form schools near the bottom of the sea. You might see lookdowns near bridges or other human structures, and young lookdowns hang out near beaches or estuaries.

Size
14–19 inches long
Live in
Western Atlantic Ocean
Food
Crustaceans, fish, worms
IUCN Red List Status
Least Concern
Lookdown

Conservation

Lookdowns have stable populations and face no major threats. Other marine species face threats from overfishing. You can help protect ocean wildlife by choosing sustainable seafood. The Seafood Watch program can teach you how!

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