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Trachinotus carolinus

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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.

Dark greenish gray on back, shading to silver sides | Yellowish coloration on belly | Caudal fin with a wider form than permit

Up to 24 inches

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