This is a Pinfish about 4 1/2 inches. Photo by Rod 20 Jan 2004 in about
4 feet water.
Location was offshore Pennekamp Park ; Key Largo.
Family: Porgies - Sparidae;
Large dusky spot behind gill cover centered on lateral line, not shown in picture above; Similar Sea Bream has spot below lateral line; Narrow bronze and blue stripes on body; bluish to greenish silver;
Size: 4-8 in; max 14 in;
Depth: 3-65 feet;
Audubon Field Guide; page 520; plate 234;
Reef Fish ID 3rd ed.; page 72-73; plate 73;
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