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POMPANO

Trachinotus carolinus

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  • POMPANO

    Spawn offshore March to September. Feeds on mollusks and crustaceans, especially sand fleas. Local movements are influenced by the tide, and seasonal movements are influenced by temperature.
  • Appearance:
    Dark greenish gray on back, shading to silver sides | Yellowish coloration on belly | Caudal fin with a wider form than permit

    Size:
    Up to 24 inches
  • Habitat:
    Inshore and nearshore waters, especially along sandy beaches, oyster bars and over seagrass beds, often in turbid water. Found in water as deep as 130 feet.

    Fun Fish Facts:
    State Record: 8lb 4 oz, caught near Port St. Joe