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FishFamilyCharacteristics
Tonguefishleft eyed, continous dorsal/anal fin
Pipefishes/Seahorsestube like, long snout, males give birth to young through brood pouch
Croakerstriangular anterior dorsal fin, 1/2 anal spines, croak using swim bladder
Silversides
Pupfish
Mullets2 widely separated dorsal fins, lip outline, gizzard like stomach, streamlined
Solesright eyed
BlenniesTeeth resemble a comb
Herrings, Shad, Sardines
Sea Robinspectoral fins like wings, sound with swimbladder
Left-eyed Floundersleft eyed, distinct dorsal/anal fins
Toadfish2 dorsal fins (second very long) scaless, dorsal spines, both marine/freshwater, photopores, 4 lateral lines, sounds with swim bladder
Anchoviesprotruding snout, forked caudal fin, tapetum lucidum
FishFamilyCharacteristics
Topminnows/Killifish
Cutlassfishes/Ribbonfishes1 long narrow dorsal fin to tail, narrow anal fin, fang-like teeth
Sea Basses3 spines on opercle (gill cover), 3 anal spines, many hermaphroditic
Porgiesanterior-most teeth like incisors, 3 anal spines
Needlefishneedle teeth
Lookdowns2 free spines anterior to anal fin, detached finlets behind dorsal/anal fins, deep sloped head, large eyes
Threadfinswidely separated dorsal fins, long rays, forked caudal fin
Gobies
Sea catfish6 Barbels, adipose fin, communicate through auditory signals
Livebearers
Lizardfishesadipose fin, pointed snout with alrge mouth, sharp teeth, hide in sand
Pufferfish4 teeth, tetrodotoxin
BatfishLookin' like a bat, illicium and esca to lure prey

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