Pompano ( Trachinotus carolinus)

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Pompano ( Trachinotus carolinus)

Also known as ... Florida pompano,

Description ...

Pompanos are in the Jack family.  They have a broad, round, flattened body and a small underslung mouth.   The tail is a deep fork and small pectoral fins.  There are greenish gray in color with hints of yellow along the back fading to silvery sides and a silvery yellow belly.  They travel in schools.  Normally these gulf coast tropical fish show up in Delaware in the late summer about mid august.

When the waters warm up faster they have been known to show up earlier.  They have even been . . .

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