Trachinotus carolinus

English: pompano
Spanish: pámpano

The Pompano is greenish gray on back, shading to silvery sides; fish in dark waters showing gold on throat, pelvic, and anal fins; deep flattened body with small mouth; no scutes; 22 to 27 soft dorsal rays; 20 to 23 soft anal rays; origin of anal fin slightly behind origin of second dorsal.

Pompano are an inshore fish. Normally found less than 3 lbs.

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