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gulf-kingfish

Gulf Kingfish

Menticirrhus littoralis

Often referred to as whiting. Similar to the Southern Kingfish but caudal fin has a blackish tip; side silvery, without dark marks; tip of spinous dorsal fin often dusky; lining of gill cavity silvery; scales on chest noticeably smaller than those on side.
Maximum size 18-inches. Found at water’s edge, in surf.d States.

Illustration: © Diane Rome Peebles

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