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2013-12-12 11:57:37

New study has implications for conservation Bonefish, also called gray ghosts, are among the most elusive and highly prized fishes sought by recreational anglers in the Florida Keys, Bahamas and similar tropical habitats around the world. Bonefish support a fishery worth hundreds of millions of dollars annually, but this fishery is threatened in many areas by habitat loss and degradation, and by overfishing. Scientists are scrambling to identify and protect critical habitats and identify...

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2010-11-22 11:34:28

This October more than 60 guides and anglers in the Florida Keys poled across the flats from Biscayne Bay to the Marquesas, assisting in the annual bonefish census. This year's count, held in extremely difficult weather with lowered visibility, was down by 25-percent from an 8-year mean estimate of 316,805 bonefish to a new low of about 240,000 bonefish, according to Professor Jerry Ault, a fisheries scientist with the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric...

2008-12-22 15:22:00

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 17th, the new Bonefish Grill restaurant located at 5062 4th Street North in St. Petersburg, opened its doors to friends and supporters of Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance for Heineken with a Heart, a social event sponsored by Bonefish Grill, SafeCall and Heineken USA to benefit local charities. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080212/CLTU083LOGO ) Guests took part in complimentary Bonefish Grill delights...

2008-12-04 12:58:46

Modest changes in bonefish numbers attributed to increase in 'counters,' stock fairly stable If you're looking for bonefish from Miami down to the Marquesas Islands, you have about 321,000 to choose from, and that is down slightly from the average of previous censuses"”mostly due to increased participation among those who are counting, researchers speculate. The University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science held the sixth annual Florida Keys bonefish...

2008-06-29 06:02:24

By Susan Cocking, The Miami Herald Jun. 29--Fisheries scientists have known for years that two species of bonefish reside in the waters of South Florida and the Caribbean -- albula vulpes and albula garcia, or species B. But before they could fill in the blanks of those respective life histories came recent confirmation from geneticists there is a third -- previously unknown and as yet unnamed -- species of one of the region's most economically important gamefish. The new species can...

2008-06-28 15:01:09

MIAMI _ Fisheries scientists have known for years that two species of bonefish reside in the waters of South Florida and the Caribbean _ albula vulpes and albula garcia, or species B. But before they could fill in the blanks of those respective life histories came recent confirmation from geneticists there is a third _ previously unknown and as yet unnamed _ species of one of the region's most economically important gamefish. The new species cannot be identified by physical appearance _...


Latest Albuliformes Reference Libraries

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2013-10-24 12:23:55

The Bonefish (Albula vulpes) is the type species of the bonefish family Albulidae, the only family in the order Albuliformes. They are sometimes mistaken for ladyfishes, which look similar. Linnaeus initially described the bonefish in 1758. The scientific name can be translated to “white fox”. This Bonefish weighs up to 19 pounds and measures up to 35 inches long. The coloration is silvery with dusky colored fins. The bases of the pectoral fins are a yellow color. As it is an...

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2007-02-13 14:57:49

The Pterothrissus gissu, or more commonly the Japanese gissu, is a saltwater fish species of the Albulidae family. The Japanese gissu is a rare fish that is distributed in deep water off Japan. This fish is known to pass through a leptocephalus larval stage, but only metamorphosed (after reaching the fully grown stage) specimens have been available.

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