Bonefish
Albula vulpes

f16 @ 1/60s, ASA 64, Ektachrome 64 slide film, Nikonos II w 28mm and Nikon close-uo lens, Oceanic flash


"Bonefish," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The bonefish is the type species of the bonefish family (Albulidae), the only family in order Albuliformes.The bonefish weighs up to 19 lb (8.6 kg) and measures up to 90 cm (35 in) long. It is silvery in color with dusky fins. The bases of the pectoral fins are yellow.The bonefish feeds on benthic worms, fry, crustaceans, and mollusks. Ledges, drop-offs, and clean, healthy seagrass beds yield abundant small prey such as crabs and shrimp. It may follow stingrays to catch the small animals they root from the substrate.Fly fishing for bonefish, called bonefishing, is a popular sport in the Bahamas and southern Florida. Since bonefish live in shallow inshore water, fishing may be done by wading or from a shallow-draft boat. Bonefishing is mostly done for the sport, so the fish are released, but they may also be eaten.
Frederiksted Pier at night, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
 
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