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ANGLER'S GUIDE TO FISHES OF THE GULF OF MEXICO!
This book is a given for recreational and commercial fishermen as well as anyone who loves the outdoors! Since most anglers identify their fish by reviewing illustrations rather than using scientific keys, the authors have succeeded in making fishing easier by providing superb illustrations and detailed diagnostics for fish identification. A valuable, one-stop reference tool for everyday anglers, fisheries experts, biologists, and outdoors writers, this guide includes intensively researched information on 207 species of saltwater fish, essential data on each speciesí habitat, identification, typical size, and food value. By Jerald Horst & Mike Lane, illustrated by Duane Raver. 207 species.
|Other Names :||Shiner, Sardine, Spanish Sardine|
|Range & Habitat :||Primarily a tropical species, it is more common in the southern Gulf of Mexico. It is most common offshore at moderate depths.|
|Identification & Biology :||The Spanish sardine is more elongated and less flattened than other members of the herring family. It is silver with a green or bluish back. Spanish sardines form compact circular schools. They feed on planktonic organisms.|
|Size :||Typically 4 to 8 inches in length.|
|Food Value :||None, but it is an excellent baitfish.|
|Description by: Jerald Horst, Associate Professor, Fisheries - LSU AgCenter|