Diagnostic Description

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Colour greyish above and changing abruptly to silvery below. Back and upper sides sometimes with very faint irregular rows of spots. Dorsal fin dusky, other fins pale to yellowish. Mouth large, oblique, lower jaw projecting. Upper jaw with a pair of large canine-like teeth at tip. Lower jaw with a row of sharp enlarged inner-row teeth, widely spaced. Chin without barbels or pores. Snout with 2 marginal pores. Gas bladder with a pair of straight, horn-like anterior appendages. Soft portion of dorsal fin covered with small scales on basal half of in (Ref 51721).
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Morphology

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Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 26 - 31; Analspines: 2; Analsoft rays: 8 - 11; Vertebrae: 27
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Trophic Strategy

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Feeds mainly on fish and benthic organisms (Ref. 1657).
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Biology

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Occurs usually over sandy bottoms in inshore waters along beaches and in river mouths. Feeds mainly on crustaceans and fishes.
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Importance

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fisheries: minor commercial; price category: medium; price reliability: questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this genus
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Silver seatrout

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The silver seatrout (Cynoscion nothus), also known as white trout and silver weakfish, is a marine fish of the drum family Sciaenidae.

Distribution

The species is found in the western Atlantic, across the eastern areas of coastal North America and in the Bahamas. It occurs in marine and brackish areas normally at depths of 2–18 m,[2] reaching 30 m on occasion.[1] The fish looks like a weakfish or speckled trout without specks or spots across the back. This fish is often easily confused with the sand seatrout.[2]

Description

Silver seatrout are largely silver with a dusky gray back and a white belly. Like many weakfish species, they have vampire-like fangs on their upper jaw, well as smaller teeth throughout the entire mouth. Their mouths are also often a bright yellow. Their fins are tinged yellow, except for the upper dorsal fin, which matches the gray color of the back. Adults have an average length of 14–17 cm, and uncommonly up to 36 cm.[2] Individuals generally have a maximum lifespan of two years.[1] Individuals over 36 cm have been occasionally recorded, such as the case in Texas where the state record for a silver seatrout is 24 inches (61 cm).[3]

Diet

Silver seatrout diets consist of crustaceans and small fish.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c Chao, L., Espinosa-Perez, H. & Barbieri, L. (2020). "Silver Seatrout". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020. Retrieved 18 July 2020.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c d Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2020). "Cynoscion nothus" in FishBase. 7 2020 version.
  3. ^ https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/action/staterecords.php?env=SW&age_group=all&list=0&browse=Submit
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Silver seatrout: Brief Summary

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The silver seatrout (Cynoscion nothus), also known as white trout and silver weakfish, is a marine fish of the drum family Sciaenidae.

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Distribution

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Western Atlantic: Maryland to northeastern Florida in the USA and throughout Gulf of Mexico. Reported from Campeche Bank in Mexico
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Habitat

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benthic
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