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Trinectes maculatus (Hogchoker; Freshwater sole; Freshwater flounder)

Synonyms: Achirus fasciatus; Pleuronectes maculatus; Pleuronectes mollis; Trinectes fasciatus; Trinectes scabra
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Wikipedia Abstract

The hogchoker (Trinectes maculatus) is a small flatfish found along the Atlantic coast of North America, ranging from Massachusetts and Florida to Panama. They prefer brackish water, and are abundant in many bays and estuaries north of the Carolinas (another similar species replaces it south of the Carolinas). It is a member of the American sole family Achiridae. They are usually brown to dark brown in color, and lighter on their "blind side" (side lacking an eye). The overall body color is often broken by a series of spots and thin stripes, which can be lighter or darker than the main body color. The fins and tail have fringed edges helping hide the fish from its prey. They mainly feed on small aquatic insects and invertebrates.
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Attributes

Maximum Longevity [2]  6 years
Migration [1]  Catadromous

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Virginia Aquarium&Marine Science Ctr

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Distribution

America, North - Inland waters; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Gulf of Mexico; Laguna de Términos; Mexico; North Brazil Shelf; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Panama; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Trinidad and Tobago; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Western Central Atlantic: Massachusetts to Florida, throughout the Gulf of Mexico, to Panama.;

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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
2Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
3Jorrit 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.
4DIET OF THE SANDBAR SHARK, CARCHARHINUS PLUMBEUS, IN CHESAPEAKE BAY AND ADJACENT WATERS, Julia K. Ellis, Masters Thesis, The College of William and Mary, 2003
5Stomach content analysis of cobia, Rachycentron canadum, from lower Chesapeake Bay, Michael D. Arendt, John E. Olney, Jon A. Lucy, Fish. Bull. 99:665–670 (2001)
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