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Micropogonias undulatus

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    Become bronze or yellow in color during spawning. Spawning occurs offshore in fall. Feeds on fish and invertebrates.
  • Appearance:
    Body is silvery gray or bronze, iridescent on head | Indistinct wavy bars or lines on upper sides | Strongly serrated preopercle (bone on cheek) | Small barbells on lower jaw |

    Up to 20 inches
  • Habitat:
    Generally found north of Tampa Bay on the west coast and north of Cape Canaveral on the east coast. Young found in estuaries and older fish (2 to 3 years) inhabit deep offshore waters during the winter months and move into bays and estuaries during the spring, summer and fall.

    Fun Fish Facts:
    State Record: 4lbs 15 oz, caught near St. Lucie