Russell, B., Carpenter, K.E., MacDonald, T. & Vega-Cendejas, M. Lagodon rhomboides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species e. (ofSparus rhomboides Linnaeus, ) Linnaeus C. (). Systema naturae per regna tria naturae: secundum classes, ordines, genera. Reference for: Lagodon rhomboides. Other Source(s). Source: American Fisheries Society, , database (version 1). Acquired: Notes: Reference for.

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Distribution Pinfish are found in coastal waters from Cape Cod, Massachusetts south through the Gulf of Mexico and the north coast of Cuba to the Yucatan peninsula. The incisors of Lagodon rhomboides, the pinfish.

They are known to enter freshwater. The pinfishLagodon rhomboidesis a saltwater fish of the family Sparidaethe breams and porgies. And baitfish they are.

Pinfish (Lagodon rhomboides) | Better Know a Fish!

Lagodon Holbrook Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Pinfish average about 7 inches 18 cm in length, and are popularly used as live bait to catch the gamut of prized sportfish in the southeastern U.

Habitat Adult pinfish prefer protected waters of the Rhhomboides between 30 and 50 feet deep, while juveniles are common over seagrass beds or other structure such as rocky bottoms, jetties, pilings, and in mangrove areas where there is cover from predators.

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And of course to Suzanne Smith for her fishing photo. Pinfish rarely school swim in groups and are most active in daytime, although some nocturnal activity has been observed.

They prefer water that has a higher salinity.

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Spawning season is in the fall and winter. Our exchange went something like this:. The number of eggs varies from 7, to 90, Pinfish are also called bream, pin perch, sand perch and butterfish.

Still, pinfish are a favorite among young anglers because they are fun to catch. Because this species is eaten by many other animals, its life span is generally short. Adults eat all of those plus plant material. This page was last edited on 29 Decemberat Both the male and the female have a silvery sheen with five to six vertical bars on the side.

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Alligator gar, longnose gar, ladyfish, spotted seatrout, red drum, southern flounder, and bottlenose dolphin feed on pinfish. Young layodon not protected by adults. Larvae are not protected by adults. Sexual maturity is reached at about one year, when the fish has reached 80 to mm in length. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

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Lagodon rhomboides Conservation status. Ha — I experienced that first-hand. It rarely schoolsbut it associates with other individuals, especially where food items such as barnacles are abundant.

It is generally considered a nuisance bait-stealer. It was silver, had fins and eyeballs, and I had no idea what was darting in and out of the water pump current to catch little bits of fish food. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The needle-sharp lwgodon spines of the pinfish Lagodon rhomboides is apparent in this specimen. Later that summer I was away from home for several weeks, leaving only a timed food dispenser attached to the tank I plead guilty to being an irresponsible teenager.

Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce. Lagodon rhomboides Linnaeus, Pinfish click for names in other languages.