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    Alright guys and gals, let's try this with some visuals to put it into a different perspective...

    I'm going to post a picture of a different species of fish (some local, some not-so-local)every couple of days or so to see who's up on their ichthyology [img]tongue.gif[/img]

    So there is no confusion, let's do Genus and species name along with it's everyday common name.

    Alright, we'll start off with a real easy one to get everyone in gear..




    Good luck!

    [ 01-26-2004, 10:02 PM: Message edited by: mrstripes ]

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    Would that be Brevoortis tyrannus the menhaden or bunker? It's missing the spot behind the gill which may mean that its some other herring such as . Clupea harengus or the atlantic herring.

    just a wild guess
    Dave

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    Alewife
    I failed latin. [img]smile.gif[/img]

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    Hey guys,

    Both incorrect, but you're in the right ballpark with the Clupeids. Keep guessing... [img]smile.gif[/img]

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    Looks like a mullet to me. I didn't take latin. Ron
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    Cool

    Fine, I'll ruin it for ya'll.

    Order - Clupeiformes
    Family - Engraulidae
    Genus - Bay
    Species - Anchovy

    ( Anchoa mitchilli )



    [ 01-27-2004, 07:28 AM: Message edited by: Fly Ty R ]
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    You got it, brother!

    This is the species most commonly confused with the Atlantic silverside (Menidia menidia) and is also known as the "rainfish". These two species are the most common baitfish along our coast.

    In the bay anchovy, the most notable difference is the mouth structure (the jaw extends much farther across), rounded snout and enlarged eye.

    Here's a similar shot of the silverside...




    I'll post a little tougher one tomorrow.

    [ 01-27-2004, 03:38 PM: Message edited by: mrstripes ]

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    Hey this is good we might all learn something.

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    [img]smile.gif[/img] I LIKE IT!!!!!
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