Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Albuliformes > Albulidae > Albula > Albula vulpes

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

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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

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


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


Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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).;

External References



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
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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