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Spotted Sea Trout. (Cynoscion nebulosus). Cynoscion nebulosus. Diet. Spotted Sea Trout’s diet usually consists of pinfish, ocean perch, shinner, mullet, small crustaceans, and shrimp thus making it a carnivore. Occasionally they will even eat other smaller seatrout. . Growth Rates.

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Spotted Sea Trout

(Cynoscion nebulosus)


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Cynoscion nebulosus


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Diet

  • Spotted Sea Trout’s diet usually consists of pinfish, ocean perch, shinner, mullet, small crustaceans, and shrimp thus making it a carnivore. Occasionally they will even eat other smaller seatrout.


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Growth Rates

  • Female Spotted Sea Trout grow mush faster, reach larger sizes, and live longer then the males. Most males do not live longer than 5 years. On the other hand, females tend to live for many years more.


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  • Spotted Seatrout Growth Rates

  • Age(years) Males(in) Females(in)

  • 1 5 5

  • 2 8 9

  • 3 10 12

  • 4 12 14

  • 5 14 16

  • 6 15 18

  • 7 16 21

  • Table provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department


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    Habitat

    • SEATROUT LIVE IN ESTUARIES. ESTUARIES ARE TRANSITINOAL ENVIRONMENTS BETWEEN FRESH WATER AND SALT WATER.

    • SEATROUT RANGE FROM N.Y. TO FLA.


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    HOW IT LIVES

    • Sea trout are predators and also carnivores

    • Spotted sea trout spawn during the warmer months of April September


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    HOW SEA TROUT REPORDUCE

    • MALES BEGIN TO SPAWN WHEN THEY ARE ABOUT 10 IN. AND THE FEMALES BEGIN WHEN THEY ARE ABOUT 12 INCH

    • 12 IN. TROUTS WILL CONTAIN 300,000 EGGS AND 25 INCH 1,100,000 EGGS


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    Bibliography

    • Atlantic Coast Fishes written by:Robins,Ray,Douglass

    • http://ntri.tamuk.edu/class/kscmb01/spotted.html

    • Britanbica page 538, W-Z


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