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Sardine, Scaled
Harengula jaguana
Family:  Herrings  (Clupeidae)
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Other Names :Whitebait, Pilchard, Scaled Sardine
Range & Habitat :Gulfwide in shallow, high-salinity waters over sand and mud bottoms.
Identification & Biology :The scaled sardine is a deep-bodied, flattened side-to-side, nondescript, silver fish with a greenish back. This may be the most common member of the herring family in the Gulf, except in Louisiana, where it is replaced by the Gulf menhaden.
Size :Ranges from 3 to 6 inches.
Food Value :None, but it makes excellent bait. They may be castnetted or caught by hooks or pilchard rings after being baited into dense concentrations.
Description by: Jerald Horst, Associate Professor, Fisheries - LSU AgCenter

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