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Spanish Sardine: Sardinella aurita

Appearance:

  • Slender body
  • Bluish-gray back, sometimes greenish
  • Sides are silvery or brassy in color

Similar Species: Scaled sardine, H. jaguana 

Size: Up to 10 inches 

Habitat:

Coastal waters

Behavior:

An abundant fish that forms schools.

Additional Information

Recreational Regulations


Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles



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