Latin Name: Cynoscion
General Size: 16"
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.
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