Spot (Leiostomus xanthurus)

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Spot (Leiostomus xanthurus)

Also known as ... Norfolk Spot, Yellowbelly, striper candy, spot croaker

Description ...

Spot are overall silvery in color with a white belly.  There is a prominent black spot behind the gill cover, above the base of the pectoral fin, and is the reason for their name.  They are in the drum family and can create a drumming or croaking sound.  They have several brassy colored wavy lines that extend down their back.  The caudal fin (tail) is slightly concave.  In the late summer the larger fish will have a yellow coloration on their bellies.  they are . . .

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