Science Quiz / Saltwater Fish-VNH

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

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