Russell, B., Carpenter, K.E., MacDonald, T. & Vega-Cendejas, M. Lagodon rhomboides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species e. (ofSparus rhomboides Linnaeus, ) Linnaeus C. (). Systema naturae per regna tria naturae: secundum classes, ordines, genera. Reference for: Lagodon rhomboides. Other Source(s). Source: American Fisheries Society, , database (version 1). Acquired: Notes: Reference for.

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Distribution Pinfish are found in coastal waters from Cape Cod, Massachusetts south through the Dhomboides of Mexico and the north coast of Cuba to the Yucatan peninsula.

They are in the larval stage until they reach about 12 mm in length, then the juvenile stage until they reach 80 mm.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. They prefer water that has a lagodo salinity. Other The jewel tones and abundance of the pinfish make it a welcome and familiar sight in the coastal waters of Texas. That or someone threw it in….

They pierced me many times when I was trying to take out the hook to throw it back.

Because they are eaten by many other species, the life span is generally short. Young are not protected by adults.

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Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from December Both the male and the female have a silvery sheen with five to six vertical bars on the side. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.


Email required Address never made public. Alligator gar, longnose lagovon, ladyfish, spotted seatrout, red drum, southern flounder, and bottlenose dolphin feed on pinfish.

Pinfish (Lagodon rhomboides)

thomboides Pinfish rarely school swim in groups and are most active in daytime, although some nocturnal activity has been observed. Our exchange went something like this:. Adults eat all of those plus plant material. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

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Life History Juvenile pinfish eat shrimp, fish eggs, insect larvae, polychaete worms and amphipods. The pinfish are not generally sought as sport or food in the United States due to its small size and numerous small bones. Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce. Spawning season takes place in the fall and winter with eggs that are broadcast in the water by the female, then fertilized by the male. It is decent size and the spikes or the dorsal were thick and very strong and sharp.

Days would go by and I would only catch fleeting glimpses of the fish, maybe an inch long and lacking any distinguishing features. Sexual maturity is reached at about one year, when the fish has reached 80 to mm in length. Lagodon rhomboides Linnaeus, Pinfish click for names in other languages. Habitat Adult pinfish prefer protected waters of the Gulf between 30 and 50 feet deep, while juveniles are common over seagrass beds or other structure such as rocky bottoms, jetties, pilings, and in mangrove areas where there is cover from predators.


The pinfishLagodon rhomboidesis a saltwater fish of the family Sparidaethe breams and porgies. They hatch after about 48 hours. Pinfish are also called bream, pin perch, sand perch and butterfish.

Extremely high and low temperatures cause pinfish to migrate from shallow areas to deeper areas. Juvenile pinfish eat shrimp, fish eggs, insect larvae, polychaete worms and amphipods. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Pinfish undergo ontogenetic changes in pagodon morphology of their dentition and gut tracts which affect diet throughout their life history.

They have olive backs with yellow and white rhomoides and blue, green, lagidon purple iridescence. Notify me of new comments via email. It inhabits mostly subtropical shallow coastal waters of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States and Mexico.

And of course to Suzanne Smith for her fishing photo. Growth rates of juvenile pinfish Lagodon rhomboides: The number of eggs varies; approximately 7, to 90, that hatch after 48 hours.

Views Read Edit View history. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! While Suzanne hooked this pinfish off of a North Carolina marina, many other anglers along lagoron eastern United States coastline and Gulf of Mexico have likely experienced the sharp sting of this innocuous-looking baitfish.