- Pacific Bonefish Albula argentea Forster 1801 Actinopterygii > Albuliformes > Albulidae > Albula The Pacific Bonefish has a slender body with a convex upper profile and a distinctive conical snout that protrudes beyond the inferior mouth. The dorsal fin is short-based and somewhat triangular in shape and the tail is deeply forked. Schools of bonefish move into shallow waterwith the incoming tide to feed over sandflats, mudflats and seagrass beds.
- Smallscale Bonefish Albula oligolepis Hidaka, Iwatsuki & Randall 2008 Actinopterygii > Albuliformes > Albulidae > Albula Body long slender, somewhat cylindrical with the blunt conical snout overhanging the inferior mouth; eye covered by transparent adipose tissue in specimens longer than 20 cm SL; dorsal fin short-based, on middle of back, longest ray greater in length than pectoral-fin rays, last dorsal-fin ray slightly prolonged; pectoral fins low on body; pelvic fins below posterior dorsal-fin rays, tips not reaching or just reaching anus; caudal fin lobe strongly forked, upper ray slightly longer than lower. Bright silvery-white, upper surface with fine dark longitudinal lines running between their scales, nostrils and tip of snout black, pectoral and pelvic-fin bases slightly yellow, first pelvic-fin ray white; hind margin of caudal fin black. DID YOU KNOW: Bonefish can tolerate oxygen-poor water by gulping air into their lung-like swim-bladder.
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