Pigfish

Other Names: Piggy, Piggy Perch, Grunt. Pigfish are characterized by irregular barring on the cheeks, a mottled appearance, or indistinct, irregular v

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Bay Anchovy

The bay anchovy is a small, translucent fish that lives in schools throughout the Chesapeake Bay. It is the most abundant fish in the Bay. Bay anchovi

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Ballyhoo

The ballyhoo or bally, Hemiramphus brasiliensis, is a baitfish of the halfbeak family (Hemiramphidae). It is similar to the Balao halfbeak (Hemiramphu

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Scaled Sardine

The scaled sardine, Harengula jaguana, is a herring-like fish in the family Clupeidae. It is native to coastal waters of the western Atlantic Ocean, f

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Gulf Menhaden

The Gulf menhaden (Brevoortia patronus) is a small marine filter feeding fish belonging to the family Clupeidae. The range of Gulf menhaden encompasse

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Bigeye Scad

The bigeye scad (Selar crumenophthalmus) is an oceanic fish found in tropical regions around the globe. Other common names include mas bango, akule, c

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Fantail Mullet

Appearance: Color olive green with blue tints on back, shading to silvery sides, white below. Anal and pelvic fins yellowish. Dark blotch at base of p

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Blue Runner

Description: Color light olive to bluish green above, silvery gray to golden below; frequently black spot on operculum; readily distinguished from cre

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Yellowfin Menhaden

Description: Silvery, with a greenish or bluish back; fins golden yellow; a single dark shoulder spot; scales on back noticeably smaller than those on

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Tomtate

Description: Deep-bodied amberjack; sometimes darker in coloration; front of soft dorsal and of anal fins high and elongated; body more flattened than

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Striped Anchovy

Description: Snout length somewhat less than eye diameter; silver stripe on body narrow – width less than eye diameter or snout length throughou

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Striped (Black) Mullet

Description: Color bluish-gray or green above, shading to silver on sides, with indistinct horizontal black barrings, white below; fins lightly scaled

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Spottail Pinfish

Description: Dark saddle on caudal peduncle sometimes forms a complete ring around peduncle in adults; eight faint bars on body, alternately long and

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Spanish Sardine

Description: Back bluish gray, sometimes greenish; sides silvery to brassy; slender body. Where Found: In schools ranging from North Gulf of Mexico to

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Scaled Sardine

Description: Solid back with dark streaks, usually single small dark spot at upper edge of opercule and sometimes one at shoulder. Where Found: North

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Round Scad

Other Local Names: Cigar minnow. Description: Long, fusiform; greenish-blue fading to silver on sides, belly white; narrow, yellowish stripe from head

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Pinfish

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

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Leatherjacket

Description: Body silvery, bluish above; fins yellow; rear parts of dorsal and anal fins consist of a series of finelts; spinous dorsal fin has 5 well

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Atlantic Thread Herring

Description: Back dark blue/gray, sides silvery, belly white; small head. Where Found: In salt water from Cape Cod to Brazil, including Gulf of Mexico

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Atlantic Bumper

Description: Silvery to golden below; yellowish anal and caudal fins; conspicuous black saddle on caudal peduncle and small black area at edge of oper

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American Shad

Description: Color of back green or greenish blue with metallic lustre; silvery sides, white underneath (colors darken when fish enters fresh water to

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