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Can you name the Saltwater Fish-VNH?

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

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