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Fish of the Week - Ballyhoo
Pectoral fin short
Tip of pelvic fin extends past beginning of dorsal fin
Tip of lower jaw and upper lobe of caudal fin orange-red
Dorsal and anal fins un-scaled
Size: To 16 inches.
Habitat: Young are pelagic; adults abundant in bays and nearshore waters, near reefs.
Art © Diane Rome Peebles
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Gone Coastal: A column on marine fisheries
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