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tomtate

Tomtate

Haemulon aurolineatum

Description: Deep-bodied amberjack; sometimes darker in coloration; front of soft dorsal and of anal fins high and elongated; body more flattened than banded rudderfish or greater amberjack; no scutes.

Similar Fish: Other Seriola.

Where Found: wide-ranging in offshore waters, not a common catch; young are associated with Sargassum.

Size: Usually less than 20 pounds.

Remarks: Spawns offshore, apparently during spring, summer, and fall.

Illustration: © Diane Rome Peebles

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