The Bonehead is a huge marine fish from 1.5 to 2.5
peds in length covered with
large scales. It gets its name from the thickened cartilage and bone structure
about its forehead and cranial area. It has a protruding lower jaw and large
gill structure and a short pointed
dorsal fin in the middle of its lower back with an elongated last ray. Two
pointed and fan-shaped pectoral fins sit below the gills at the back of the
lower jaw. Two small pelvic fins are in the middle of the stomach. It has a
short anal fin near the tail that also ends in a slightly elongated ray. It has
a deeply forked tail. The fish is a silvery-blue and somewhat darker on its
back. It has large red eyes and a faint red line running from gills to tail on
its side. In general the Bonehead's body
is compressed and flattened at the sides.
Special Abilities. The Bonehead has no special abilities. - at least none are known...
Territory. Boneheads are found throughout the Adanian Sea as far north as the Ice Sea and south to the shores of Aeruillin and as far west as the Isles of R'unor.
Habitat/Behaviour. The Boneheads travel in scuals of several hundred, continually moving, but in no recognizable pattern. One scual could be moving north at the same time while another is moving south. They are shallow water fish and found usually between three to seven fathoms.
Diet. The Boneheads feed on other small fish and small crustaceans.
Mating. Boneheads mate with the male and female swimming slowly side by side. The male will emit his seed when his tail swings her way and she will collect it when hers swings back his. The female is a very prolific breeder and can carry several million eggs. When fertilized, she will emit them in the open sea, but the larvae will drift to inshore waters. There they will live in estuaries, swamps and river mouths while they grow. It is believed they are mature at around five years of age.
Usages. The Bonehead is a very popular and easily worked food fish. It can be salted and dried and stored for long periods of time without spoiling. It can be eaten as dry tack, or more popularly, cooked in water and it becomes tender and fresh again.
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