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  Common names: bonefish (English), macabí (Espanol), zorra (Espanol)
 
Albula pacifica (Beebe, 1942)


Pacific Shafted bonefish,     Pacific Threadfin bonefish

Elongate, fusiform; overhanging snout strongly conical, projects well beyond mouth; mouth relatively long, reaches to below front edge of eye; very small teeth in bands at front of jaws, patches of small molariform teeth on the roof and floor of the mouth; dorsal rays 21 (rarely 20);  a prolonged, filamentous last ray on the dorsal and anal fins (most pronounced on the dorsal fin); anal rays 8; pectoral rays 16;  pectoral fins low on the body; pelvic fins under the abdomen, well behind pectorals; tail fin deeply forked; lateral- line scales 80-82 (76-84); lateral line straight, full length of body. 

Overall silvery; yellowish wash on pelvic and pectoral fins; tail fin dusky.

Size: reaches 60 cm.


Habitat: found mainly in estuaries.

Depth: 0-10 m.

The tip of Baja and the southern Gulf of California to Ecuador.   

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