A strikingly marked fish with a long, upright dorsal fin that lives among rocks and corals in the warm waters of the western Atlantic.
- Equetus lanceolatus, family Sciaenidae.
- The jackknife fish is a particularly handsome species, which immediately catches the eye with its long tapering first dorsal fin.
- The Jackknife fish will comb the sandy bottom looking for worms, crustaceans, and small fish if it is hungry. It may even eat the occasional fireworm.
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