Scientific Name: Hemiramphus brasiliensis
Common Name: Ballyhoo
Description: The Ballyhoo has an overall silver appearance, with a greenish black back, silver flank and underside and dark fins. The beak of the Ballyhoo is 16 to 20 percent of the body length. It is characterized by a ridge before the eyes, 10 to 13 anal fin rays, a deeply forked caudal fin with larger lower lobe and unscaled anal and dorsal fins. The tip of lower jaw and upper lobe of the caudal fin is orange-red. It has short pectoral fins. The pelvic fins extend past the beginning of the dorsal fin. Ballyhoo is an excellent bait for many game fish.

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