|Family||Scientific Name||Author||Year||Common Name|
|Macroramphosidae||Macroramphosus scolopax||(Linnaeus)||1758||Longspine Snipefish|
Unique Characters: Body elongate and compressed. Head elongate; the eyes lateral, large, their diameter contained about 4.5 times in snout. Snout produced as a slender tube; mouth small and terminal. First dorsal fin with second spine large and serrate on rear margin, other spines stout but short. Second dorsal and anal fins with short, slender rays. Scales small, finely toothed, giving the body a “sandpapery” feel. Color: red on back, pale pink on sides and belly.
Similar Species: None.