Species Finder Species Posted Mar 13, 2017 Bonefish Appearance Bonefish are also known by the name "grey ghost," due to its silvery color and dusky fins. The bases of the pectoral fins are yellow. They have an elongated body with a forked tail. Maximum Size Weight up to 22 pounds (10kg), length to 41 inches (104cm). Geographic Range Tropical and warm waters in locations around the world, depending on the subspecies of bonefish. In North America, bonefish can be found on the Atlantic Coast of Florida and south through to the northeast coast of South America. Bonefish are also located in the Pacific Coast, from California south to Peru. Habitat They they tend to inhabit shallow sand and grass flats of warm tropical waters, they also spend part of their lives in deep water, up to 1,000 feet (300m) in depth. Life Span Up to 23 years. Food Worms, fry, crabs, shrimps, and mollusks. Behavior Considered pound-for-pound one of the strongest and fastest swimmers in the ocean, its speed another reason for the "grey ghost" nickname. Spawning Done from November through May, offshore in deeper waters. Predators Given its speed, bonefish can get away from most predators. However, fast moving fish like sharks and barracudas prey on bonefish. Information credit: NOAA and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.