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ANGLER'S GUIDE TO FISHES OF THE GULF OF MEXICO!
This book is a given for recreational and commercial fishermen as well as anyone who loves the outdoors! Since most anglers identify their fish by reviewing illustrations rather than using scientific keys, the authors have succeeded in making fishing easier by providing superb illustrations and detailed diagnostics for fish identification. A valuable, one-stop reference tool for everyday anglers, fisheries experts, biologists, and outdoors writers, this guide includes intensively researched information on 207 species of saltwater fish, essential data on each speciesí habitat, identification, typical size, and food value. By Jerald Horst & Mike Lane, illustrated by Duane Raver. 207 species.
|Other Names :||Blue Parrotfish|
|Range & Habitat :||A shallow-water reef fish, which in the Gulf of Mexico is found only in the Florida Keys. It is confined to coral reefs.|
|Identification & Biology :||The body is oval but fairly elongated. It has a single long dorsal fin and a lunate tail. The teeth are fused into beak-like plates. Large adults are a uniform deep blue with the scaled portion of the head colored dark gray. Small and medium fish are light blue, with pink flecks on the scales and yellow on the head. This fish seems to feed primarily on bottom plants and is not often caught.|
|Size :||Reaches 2 feet in length|
|Food Value :||Unknown|
|Description by: Jerald Horst, Associate Professor, Fisheries - LSU AgCenter|