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Can you name the Saltwater Fish-VNH?

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

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