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Albula vulpes (Bonefish; Ladyfish; Tenpounder; Tenny; Tarpon; Salmon peel; Roundjaw bonefish; Long-finned eel; Lady fish; Indo-Pacific bonefish; Bananafish; Banana fish; Banana)

Synonyms: Albula conorynchus; Albula lacustris; Albula parrae; Albula plumieri; Amia immaculata; Butyrinus bananus; Clupea brasiliensis; Clupea macrocephala; Engraulis bahiensis; Engraulis sericus; Esox vulpes; Esunculus costai; Glossodus forskalii
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Wikipedia Abstract

The bonefish (Albula vulpes) is the type species of the bonefish family (Albulidae), the only family in order Albuliformes.
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Migration [1]  Amphidromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve VI 358906 Mexico    
Buenavista Wetland Reserve 778949 Cuba    
Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve 123722 Viet Nam  
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Seaflower Marine Protected Area 15125514 Colombia      

Prey / Diet

Ahlia egmontis (Worm eel)[2]
Alpheus normanni (green snapping shrimp)[2]
Argopecten irradians (bay scallop)[2]
Callinectes ornatus (shelligs)[2]
Callinectes sapidus (blue crab)[2]
Farfantepenaeus duorarum (pink shrimp)[2]
Fasciolaria tulipa (true tulip)[2]
Jaspidella jaspidea (jasper dwarf olive)[2]
Myrophis punctatus (Speckled worm eel)[2]
Opsanus beta (Gulf toadfish)[2]
Prunum apicinum (common Atlantic marginella)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Ariopsis felis (Sea catfish)1
Carcharhinus plumbeus (Thickskin shark)1
Caretta caretta (Loggerhead)1
Centropomus undecimalis (Thin snook)2
Diodon hystrix (Ajargo)1
Lepidochelys kempii (Atlantic Ridley, Kemp’s Ridley Seaturtle)1
Lutjanus analis (Virgin snapper)1
Micropogonias furnieri (Whitemouth drummer)1
Rachycentron canadum (Sergent fish)1
Sciaenops ocellatus (Spotted bass)4
Sphyrna tiburo (Shovelhead)1

Predators

Carcharhinus limbatus (Spot-fin ground shark)[3]
Phalacrocorax auritus (Double-crested Cormorant)[4]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Albulatrema ovale[5]
Botulisaccus pisceus[5]
Dollfusentis heteracanthus[5]
Hysterolecitha progonimus[5]
Procamallanus sparus <Unverified Name>[5]
Pterinotrema macrostomon <Unverified Name>[5]
Pterinotrema mirabile[5]
Tegorhynchus africanus[5]
Tegorhynchus furcatus[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Wonders of Wildlife Museum

Range Map

Worldwide in warm seas. Hawaiian species have been verified by electrophoretic analysis (Ref. 5577), hence, <i>Albula vulpes</i> might be further split. The next available name for the West African form is <i>Albula goreensis</i>, Valenciennes, 1846. Eastern Pacific: California, USA to Peru (Ref. 2850). Western Atlantic: North Carolina, USA to Florida, Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico, Antilles and Caribbean to Brazil (Ref. 26938). Northwest Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951).;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
2Feeding Habits of bonefish, Albula vulpes, from the waters of the Florida Keys, Roy E. Crabtree, Connie Stevens, Derke Snodgrass, Fredrik J. Stengard, Florida Marine Research Institute, Fishery Bulletin 96(4):754-766 (1998)
3Occurrence, Diet and Growth of Juvenile Blacktip Sharks, Carcharhinus limbatus, from Los Roques Archipelago National Park, Venezuela, RAFAEL TAVARES, Caribbean Journal of Science, Vol. 44, No. 3, 291-302, 2008
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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