Jack-knifefish: Equetus lanceolatus
•Distribution: It is native to the western Atlantic Ocean. It’s distribution extends along the eastern coasts of the americas from the Carolinas in the US to Brazil, including the Caribbean.
•Size: It reaches 25cm in maximum length.
•Diet: Black worms, brine shrimp and it will comb the sandy bottom looking for worms, crustaceans and small fish. •Conservation status: Least concern.
•Dangerous?: Not to humans.
•Did you know?: The jack-knife can produce ‘croaking’ or ‘drumming’ sounds which is believed to relate either to mating or low-level aggression and keeping in touch with each other in turbid waters.
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