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December Fish(es) of the Month: Gulf Flounder Paralichthys albigutta and Southern Flounder Paralichthys lethostigma

December Fish(es) of the Month: Gulf Flounder Paralichthys albigutta and Southern Flounder Paralichthys lethostigma Dr. Geoffrey Smith NWFSC Biology Instructor December 1st marks the reopening of harvest for these two species in Florida’s waters. The Gulf and Southern Flounder are very similar in appearance and life history characteristics, hence their management as a single species…

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November Fish of the Month: Marsh Killifish Fundulus confluentus

November Fish of the Month: Marsh Killifish Fundulus confluentus Dr. Geoffrey Smith NWFSC Biology Instructor   This month will feature another fish whose coloration matches the season, at least among the males. The Marsh Killifish is a small fish species with a maximum size of about 3-4 inches. They exhibit what is known as sexual…

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October Fish of the Month: Red Drum Sciaenops occelatus

October Fish of the Month: Red Drum Sciaenops occelatus Dr. Geoffrey Smith NWFSC Biology Instructor A fish whose coloration and life history match the start of the fall season. Red Drum, more commonly referred to as Redfish by most (or Channel Bass if you’re from a bit farther north on the Atlantic coast) are a…

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