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Spottail Pinfish: Diplodus holbrookii

Appearance:

  • Back is brownish, fading to a lighter belly
  • Eight faint bars on sides (more visible in juveniles)
  • Large, dark spot on caudal peduncle
  • Edge of gill opening is lined with dark color

Similar Species: Pinfish, L. rhomboides (lacks large black spot on caudal peduncle) 

Size: Up to 18 inches 

Habitat:

Coastal waters with vegetated bottoms.

Behavior:

Feed mainly on invertebrates.

Additional Information

Recreational Regulations


Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles



FWC Facts:
Adult white-tailed deer in Florida average 125 lbs. for bucks, 95 lbs. for does. The Key deer subspecies is noticeably smaller, averaging just 27 in. tall and 55-70 lbs.

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