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pinfish

Pinfish

Lagodon rhomboides

Description: Small mouth with incisor-like teeth; distinctive black spot behind the gill cover; body bluish-silver with blue and orange-yellow horizontal stripes, yellow fins.

Where Found: Seagrass beds, bridges, piers, marker pilings, and around natural and artificial reefs; spawn offshore.

Size: Usually less than 8 inches.

Remarks: Popular live bait, notorious bait stealers.

Illustration: © Diane Rome Peebles

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