Spotted Seatrout

Latin Name:  Cynoscion nebulosus

Popular among inshore fishermen the Spotted Seatrout is a commonly seen resident of the shallow waters of estuaries and intercostal habitats. Along with the drums and croakers the spotted seatrout is in the family Sciaenidae. This species is found in brackish and marine waters searching for crustaceans and other fishes from New York waters, the Gulf of Mexico to the Yucatan. The most notable feature of this good eating game fish is its enlarged upper canine teeth. The longevity of the spotted seatrout is approximately 9 years and can get up to 15 pounds.