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WHITINGThought to prefer high wave action areas such as sand bars where the crashing waves dislodge and suspend small crabs and other small crustaceans. Feeds on fish and invertebrates.
The back is grayish brown, fading to silvery sides and belly | 7 to 8 indistinct diagonal dark blotches on sides | Scales on the underside are nearly the same size as body scalesSize:
Up to 19 inches
Coastal waters. Common in surf zones along beaches. Also, in shallow coastal waters with a muddy-sand bottom as well as high salinity bays and estuaries along the coast.