Polynemidae - threadfins

Threadfins are characterized by their protruding snout and the long free rays of the lower pectoral fins that are used to feel for food. Some species in the Eastern Atlantic and Indo-Pacific areas can reach sizes up to 2 meters (6 ½ feet) and are important commercial and game fish. One species is common off Texas, the Atlantic threadfin. It is a smaller species and is not abundant enough to be of any commercial value.