Also known as white trout.
- Body is pale with a tan or yellowish back, fading to a silver or white belly
- Pair of large canine teeth at tip of upper jaw
- Inside of mouth is yellow
- 10-12 soft anal fin rays
- Lacks dark spots on back and barbels on lower jaw
Similar Species: Silver seatrout, C. nothus (more silvery color and smaller size); silver perch, B. chrysoura (has chin pores and lacks canine teeth); and weakfish, C. regalis (upper sides have wavy lines of small, irregular spots)
Size: Usually less than 15 inches (1 pound)
Coastal waters over sand bottoms in the Gulf of Mexico (rare in Atlantic waters)
Mature during their first or second year. They have a prolonged inshore spawning season that extends through the spring and summer. Feeds mainly on small fish and shrimp.
State Record: This species is not currently eligible for a state record.
Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles