BASS BARN banner
1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
182 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
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


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 ]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
96 Posts
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
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
964 Posts
Alewife
I failed latin.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,198 Posts
Looks like a mullet to me. I didn't take latin. Ron
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,585 Posts
Fine, I'll ruin it for ya'll.

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

( Anchoa mitchilli )

:D

[ 01-27-2004, 07:28 AM: Message edited by: Fly Ty R ]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
182 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
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 ]
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top