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Can you name the Saltwater Fish-VNH?

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

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Created Mar 21, 2012ReportNominate
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