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General Ecology

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The bonefish frequents shallow, inshore waters including bays and estuaries. Bonefish sometimes feed in water so shallow that their dorsal and caudal fins break the surface. They feed on worms, mollusks, and crustaceans that are picked (or "grubbed") from mud and sand bottoms. Bonefish spawn offshore with the leptocephalus larvae migrating inshore to nursery areas.
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Distribution

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Worldwide in tropical waters.
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Brief Summary

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Bonefishes are elongate, fusiform fishes with a conical snout and a subterminal mouth. Like their relatives, the ladyfish and tarpon, bonefishes begin life as leptocephalus larvae and possess a gular plate. However, the gular plate of bonefishes is rudimentary and easily overlooked. Bonefishes are sought by many sportsmen, but are of little value as foodfish due to the numerous small bones in the flesh. Bonefishes are shallow-water, nearshore inhabitants that forage on sandy or muddy bottoms for worms, mollusks, and small fishes.
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Albula (genus)

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Albula is a genus of fish belonging to the bonefish family Albulidae.

Species

The 11 currently recognized living species in this genus are:[1]

References

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Albula in FishBase. December 2012 version.
  2. ^ Pfeiler, E., Van Der Heiden, A.M., Ruboyianes, R.S., & Watts, T. (2011). Albula gilberti, a new species of bone fish (Albuliformes: Albulidae) from the eastern Pacific, and a description of adults of the parapatric A. esuncula. Zootaxa 3088: 1-14.
  3. ^ Kwun, H.J. & Kim, J.K. (2011): A new species of bonefish, Albula koreana (Albuliformes: Albulidae) from Korea and Taiwan. Zootaxa, 2903: 57–63.
  4. ^ Hidaka, Iwatsuki & Randall (2008). "A review of the Indo-Pacific bonefishes of the Albula argentea complex, with a description of a new species". Ichthyological Research. 55 (1): 53–64. doi:10.1007/s10228-007-0010-5..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  5. ^ Pfeiler, E., 2008. Resurrection of the name Albula pacifica (Beebe, 1942) for the shafted bonefish (Albuliformes: Albulidae) from the eastern Pacific. Rev. Biol. Trop. 56(2):839-844.


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Albula (genus): Brief Summary

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Albula is a genus of fish belonging to the bonefish family Albulidae.

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