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Fish of the Week - Leatherjacket
Body silvery, bluish above.
Rear parts of dorsal and anal fins consist of a series of finlets.
Spinous dorsal fin has 5 well-developed, unconnected spines.
Lateral line nearly straight.
Scales tiny, embedded.
Skin appears smooth.
Size: To 12 inches.
Habitat: Enters bays and estuaries, often in turbid water.
Art by Diane Rome Peebles
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Gone Coastal: A column on marine fisheries
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