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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

 

Sailfish

Latin Name:  Istiophorus albicans

General Size:  96” x 36”

The Atlantic sailfish is a well-known billfish found in the western and eastern Atlantic ocean. These fish are one member out of 11 specimens in the Istiophoridae family. Sailfish are typically found in the warmer upper regions of the water column however they can make dives to the cold depths of 200m and have special physiological adaptations in order to keep the eyes and brain at an elevated temperature. These fish are highly mobile and make migrations from the western Atlantic to the Mediterranean and are known as one of the fastest fish in the sea. Sailfish are widely sought after by offshore fishermen because of their dramatic breaching displays as hooked fish vigorously attempt to shake out the fishing hook. Their enlarged dorsal fins can be raised nearly two feet above its back to create a “sail” that acts to confuse and frighten their fish and squid prey. Sailfish are fast growers and can get up to 127 pounds and live up to 12 years.

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