- Body silvery, with blue and yellow stripes and yellow fins
- Large, dark spot behind the gill cover
- Mouth is small with incisor-like teeth
- Sharp spines on dorsal and anal fins
Similar Species: Spottail pinfish, D. holbrookii (has dark spot on caudal peduncle); pigfish, O. chrysoptera (no incisor-like teeth; mouth ends below front nostril)
Size: Usually less than 8 inches
Coastal waters near structure; may enter freshwater.
Feed on small fishes and invertebrates; popular live bait.
State Record: This species is not currently eligible for a state record.
Fishing Tips and Facts: Popular live bait. Notorious for stealing bait.
Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles