Fish Species

Sand Seatrout

Sand Seatrout

Appearance:

■Pale body color, yellow above, silver to white below
■One or two prominent canine teeth usually at tip of upper jaw
■Inside of the mouth is yellow
■No well-defined black spots on back
■10 to 12 soft rays in anal fin
■No chin barbels

Habitat:
Sand seatrout are a Gulf species that may occur in the Atlantic waters of extreme south-eastern Florida. Adults are predominantly found inshore residing in bays and inlets but may move offshore during the winter months. Young sand seatrout occur inshore in shallow bays.

Behavior:
Sand seatrout mature during their first or second year. They have a prolonged inshore spawning season that extends through the spring and summer. They feeds mainly on small fish and shrimp.

State Record:
This species is not currently eligible for a state record.

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