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  • Homarus americanus

    American lobster

    The American lobster has 10 legs, the first two ending in enormous claws. The left claw is usually bigger and is used for crushing food, while the right one is used for tearing.

    Class
    Order
    Decapoda
    Family
    Nephropsidae
  • Alosa sapidissima

    American shad

    Resembling herring, shad are in fact anadromous type of herring.  The American shad has a laterally compressed, silvery body with a steel-blue back.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Clupeiformes
    Family
    Clupeidae
  • Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua).

    Atlantic cod

    The Atlantic cod has three dorsal fins. It has a curved, white lateral line (distinguishing it from pollock, with its straight lateral line). It has a single chin barbel.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Gadiformes
    Family
    Gadidae
  • Hippoglossus hippoglossus

    Atlantic halibut

    Atlantic halibut is a laterally compressed flatfish. Its body is dark or greenish brown on top and cream-coloured underneath.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Pleuronectiformes
    Family
    Pleuronectidae
  • Salmo salar

    Atlantic salmon

    Atlantic salmon have two dorsal fins; the second is smaller and thicker. When at sea, they are silvery with faint black spots.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Salmoniformes
    Family
    Salmonidae
  • Hemitripterus americanus

    Atlantic sea raven

    This elongated fish is stockier toward the front of its body. Its large head bears numerous bumps and bony ridges, as well as fleshy tabs extending under its lower jaw.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Perciformes
    Family
    Cottidae
  • Menidia menidia

    Atlantic silverside

    The Atlantic silverside is a small, elongated fish.  It has silvery sides and a translucent green back.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Atheriniforma
    Family
    Atherinopsidae
  • Acipenser oxyrinchus

    Atlantic sturgeon

    The Atlantic sturgeon has a long, pointed, upturned snout, with four barbels in front of the mouth, on the underside. It has five rows of bony plates on the back and sides.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Acipenseriformes
    Family
    Acipenseridae
  • Anarhichas lupus

    Atlantic wolffish

    The Atlantic wolffish has a long dorsal fin, extending from the back of the head to the tail. Its anal fin is shorter. 

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Perciformes
    Family
    Anarhichadidae
  • Dipturus laevis

    Barndoor skate

    This skate has a flattened body, a pointed snout and fairly smooth skin. There are several mucous pores marked with black spots on its ventral surface, and several rows of spines on its tail.

    Class
    Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish)
    Order
    Rajiformes
    Family
    Rajidae

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