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THE BONES

alligator gar (head)
almaco jack
atlantic cutlassfish
barracuda (great)
bass (largemouth)
bigeye emperor
big eye (atlantic)
black sea bass
bluegill
blue runner
bone fish
butterflyfish (reef)
butterflyfish (spotfin)
cabezon
carp (common)
clown knifefish
cornetfish (blue-spotted)
dolphinfish
drum (red)
flounder (southern)
flyingfish (atlantic)
graysby
grouper (red)
grunt (blue striped)
hog wrasse
lionfish (red)
little tunny
lookdown
moray eel (purplemouth)
needlefish (atlantic)
parrotfish (rainbow)
payara
permit
pigfish
pinfish
piranha (red-bellied)
pompano (florida)
pompano (african)
porgy (littlehead)
porgy (whitebone)
rock beauty
sailfish
salmon (coho)
sargo
scorpionfish (spotted)
Sea Robin
Sea Trout (spotted)
sheepshead
sheepshead (california)
snapper (cubera)
snapper (gray)
snapper (lane)
snapper (mutton)
snapper (ruby)
snapper (silk)
snapper (vermillion )
snapper (yellowtail)
snook
spadefish (atlantic)
squirrelfish
striped bass
tilapia
tilefish (sand)
tomtate
triggerfish (gray)
triggerfish (ocean)
triggerfish (queen)
tripletail (atlantic)
walleye

 

Payara

Latin Name:  Hydrolvcus scomberoides

General Size:  30" x 8"

One of the better-known toothy creatures found in South American Rivers, the Payara is found in the family Cynodontidae. This silvery carnivore tends to feed on other fishes and will look for other prey of opportunity. Also known as the "Vampire Fish" the Payara have excessively long teeth protruding from its lower jaw. Apparently, part of its main diet consists of Piranhas, which are speared on the enlarged lower teeth of the Payara. The lower jaw teeth are so large in fact (the teeth shown here are 1.5 inches long) that the upper jaw has a special conical slot into which the teeth fit when the fish closes its mouth.

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