Speckled T rout Aquaculture. Speckled Trout (also known as Speckled Seatrout) . Taxonomy: Cyoscion nebulosus Adults reach 19-25 inches in length and 1-4 pounds in weight Reside in virtually any inshore waters . Distribution. Gulf of Mexico and Southern Atlantic Ocean
In South Carolina, the species was officially declared a game fish on July 1, 1986.
Day 1 (~2mm)
Day 10 (~5mm)
Day 15 (~10mm)
Day 24 (~25mm)
Day 70 (~10cm)
The seatrout are held 30 days in this quarantine facility to ensure the removal of external parasites.
Early in the project, researchers used catheters to determine sex and take samples from the females to monitor the development of eggs. The degree of egg development, or maturation, indicates how close the fish are to spawning.
Tanks holding broodstock under controlled temperature and photoperiod conditions that induce spawning.