Sand Seatrout: Cynoscion arenarius
- Pale body color, yellow above, silver to white below
- One or two prominent canine teeth usually at tip of upper
- Inside of the mouth is yellow
- No well-defined black spots on back
- 10 to 12 soft rays in anal fin
- No chin barbels
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.
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.
This species is not currently eligible for a state record.
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