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Hogchocker

Closely resembling a flounder, the Hog Choker is one of the Chesapeake Bay’s flatfish.  Because of their ability to camouflage and hide themselves, they are often unnoticed by most people.

 

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Information on the Hogcholker from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

https://www.vims.edu/research/departments/fisheries/programs/multispecies_fisheries_research/species_data/hogchoker/

 

More information on the Hogchoker from the Chesapeake Bay Program.

https://www.chesapeakebay.net/S=0/fieldguide/critter/hogchoker

 

Here is a short video showing how a hogchoker buries itself for protection.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu8FoSAl7sg

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