Tautog (Tautoga onitis)

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Tautog (Tautoga onitis)


Also known as Blackfish, Chub, ‘Tog, White Chin.

Description ..

Tautog are a favorite fish for many anglers to catch and eat.  They are a thick bodied fish, that have thick lips that cover large irregular teeth, which have the incisors in the rear and the molars in the front.  They vary in color from chocolate brown to gray or blackish olive on their backsides and feature a white belly.  Some have a mottling pattern of irregular patches on the sides which is associated with spawning activity. A white saddle down the middle of each . . .

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