Black sea bass

 Total Length - tip of jaw to end of the longest lobe of the tail (exclude the filament).  (preferred)

 Standard Length - tip of jaw to end of caudal peduncle; (tip of jaw to the separation between the body and tail)

 Filament Length -  tip of jaw to end of tail filament.

black sea bass length measurements
   

  Scup (Porgy)

 Total Length - tip of jaw to end of the longest lobe of the tail.

 Standard Length - tip of jaw to end of caudal peduncle; (tip of jaw to the separation between the body and tail)

 Fork Length - tip of jaw to the center of tail indentation.  (preferred)

scup (porgy) length measurements
   

  Sharks

 Total Length - tip of jaw to end of the longest lobe of the tail (follow the curve of the body). 

 Fork Length - tip of jaw to the center of tail indentation (follow curve of the body).

shark length measurements
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