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Spottail Pinfish

Diplodus holbrookii

Appearance

Illustration of a spottail pinfish showing important characteristics
  • Back is brownish, fading to a lighter belly
  • Eight faint bars on sides (more visible in juveniles)
  • Large, dark spot on caudal peduncle
  • Edge of gill opening is lined with dark color

Similar Species: Pinfish, L. rhomboides (lacks large black spot on caudal peduncle) 

Size: Up to 18 inches 

Habitat

Coastal waters with vegetated bottoms.

Behavior

Feed mainly on invertebrates.

Additional Information

Recreational Regulations