BHB Smorgasbord


Some of the species are so similar that I want confirmation before final ID.

Pipefish - I think Shortfin but could be Whitnose

Batfish - Shortnose or Polka-Dot


BHB fishes

the pipefish is likely shortfin, the batfish is Polkadot, i.e. Ogcocephalus cubifrons- the large shallow water species in Florida. The shortnose has been recorded a couple times in Florida, but is a more Caribbean species and should not have prominent spots on the pectoral fins. Other species that can occur in Florida are typically smaller and deeper.

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