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Ballyhoo

Hemiramphus brasiliensis

Appearance

ballyhoo
  • Elongated lower jaw and long, cylindrical body
  • Pectoral fin is short
  • Pelvic fin extends past beginning of dorsal fin
  • Tip of lower jaw and upper lobe of caudal fin orange-red
  • Dorsal and anal fins lack scales

Similar Species: Other halfbeaks 

Size: Up to 16 inches

Habitat

Young are found in open waters. Adults found in bays and nearshore waters close to reefs.

Additional Information

Popular bait species.

Recreational Regulations