Fish in Focus:  Hogchoker, Trinectes maculatus



Hogchoker, Trinectes maculatus
Garold W. Sneegas and Aquatic Kansas Images

Nikonos II, 35mm & Hydro Photo T1 close-up lens, f/16, 1/60, As & Ms Ikelite substrobes, Fujichrome Velvia.

Ichthyologists studying coastal regions have struggled for years to uniformly categorize which fish species are freshwater, marine or euryhaline. The hogchoker (Family Soleidae) is commonly found in both saltwater and coastal freshwater rivers of the Gulf of Mexico. This photograph was taken in Blue Springs, Alachua County, Florida, over fifty miles inland from the nearest coast.

 

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