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Additional Marine Fishes New or Rare to Carolina Waters


Twenty marine fishes are reported for the first time from the waters of North or South Carolina, and seven additional species considered rare in these waters are also recorded. Gonadal condition and stomach contents of the largest known female Scyliorhinus meadi, a rare scyliorhinid shark, are described for the first time. Many additional records of Fistularia petimba from throughout its distributional range are included, and food habits of 15 North Carolina specimens are examined. Nine additional adults and subadults of the uncommon prlacanthid Cookeolus boops are reported, and coloration of a subadult is recorded.