Fish IDInshore

Sand Perch

Description: Body and dorsal fins with many dark brown bars and alternating orange and blue horizontal lines; head with many blue lines; preopercular spines very well developed; grouped in 2 radiating clusters with a deep notch between them; upper lobe of caudal fin prolonged in adults.

Size: To 30 centimeters (1 foot).

Where Found: Bays, coastal grassy areas, and shallow banks.

Remarks: Popular as a pan fish despite its small size.