Fish Species

Silver Seatrout

Silver Seatrout

Appearance:

■Pale straw colored above, silvery sides and white below
■No distinctive pigmentation, although faint diagonal lines may be present on upper body
■8 to 9 rays in the anal fin
■Large eyes
■Short snout
■One or two prominent canine teeth usually present at tip of upper jaw
■Lower half of tail longer than upper half

Habitat:
Silver seatrout are most common over sand or sandy mud bottoms offshore along both the Gulf and Atlantic coasts of Florida. They migrate into bays during cold months.

Behavior:
Silver seatrout spawn offshore in deep water during spring, summer and fall. They feed on small fish and shrimp.

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

Fishing Tips and Facts:

Additional Information:
These are the smallest seatrout; usually no more than 1/2 pound (less than 10 inches).

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