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Hogchocker-Lower Wacamaw River Drainage, South Carolina  Geotagged,Hogchoker,Spring,Trinectes maculatus,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Hogchocker-Lower Wacamaw River Drainage, South Carolina

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  1. Again with the epic light, I'm addicted. Please quit your day job and photograph every species you can get your hands on this way :) Posted 8 months ago
    1. Haha I appreciate it! I would if I could! I'll find my way over there eventually I'm sure! Posted 8 months ago
  2. Another great fish shot.
    America gives great common names to their fish. Yep I suppose this would choke a hog. ;-)
    Posted 7 months ago

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The hogchoker 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 . 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" . 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... more

Similar species: Flatfishes
Species identified by Zach Alley
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By Zach Alley

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Uploaded Apr 4, 2019. Captured Mar 21, 2019 03:03 in 156 Wild Flower Trail, Pawleys Island, SC 29585, USA.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T5
  • f/8.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO100
  • 60mm