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common name for a fish belonging to several species in the two genera of the family Albulidae. Albula vulpes, the bonefish, is widespread in warm, shallow marine waters; it is the only bonefish found worldwide. Most other species are found in similar waters of the African Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans; A. nemoptera, the threadfin bonefish, is found only in the West Indies. The bonefish is silvery in color, with a long, deeply forked tail and a single dorsal fin; it has a pointed head covered by a thick, transparent cartilage and a receding mouth filled with numerous small rounded teeth. A. nemoptera is distinguished by two long trailing filaments, one extending from its dorsal fin and one from its anal fin. Also known as ladyfish and banana fish, the bonefish may reach 3.5 ft (107 cm) in length, and 18 lb (8 kg) in weight. It is a bottom dweller of shallow, sandy areas where it feeds on crabs, shrimp, and worms. It is much prized as a game fish, despite the numerous tiny bones that limit its appeal as food. It is classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Actinopterygii, order Albuliformes, family Albulidae.
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The club also will arrange outings on its shallow-bottomed skiff for bonefish, a notoriously hard-to-catch silvery fish that darts around in one to three feet of water in the saltwater mangrove flats nearby known as The Marls.
Lured by bonefish and tarpon, anglers travel from all over the world to Florida Bay to ply the shallow waters that are key breeding grounds for fish, shellfsh, and birds.
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(right) has put in for an IGFA world record on a 36.5-inch (15 to 18 pounds estimated) bonefish he took February 10 on the west side of Andros Island in the Bahamas.
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