Striped searobin
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Striped searobin, Prionotus evolans

The striped searobin lives on the sandy bottoms of estuaries and near-shore shelf to depths of 600 feet from Nova Scotia to Florida, though they are rare north of Cape Cod. They have wing-like pectoral fins that they use to move along the bottom, feeding on shrimp, crabs, clams, and smaller fish. These fish grow to sixteen inches and are best known for the barking sound they make with their swim bladders. Searobins are members of the family Triglidae and twenty-one species are found in the waters off North America. There is no commercial fishery for them, but sport anglers often catch them when they are after fluke and flounder.

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