Description: 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.
permit, T. falcatus, palometa, T. goodei. The
permit is deeper bodied; dorsal body profile not strongly angled
at insertion of second dorsal fin; pompano rarely grow larger
than 6 pounds, permit common to 40 pounds.
INSHORE and NEARSHORE waters, especially along sandy beaches,
along oyster banks, and over grassbeds, often in turbid water;
may be found in water as deep as 130 feet.
less than 3 pounds.
8 lbs, 1 oz.
OFFSHORE between March and September; feeds on mollusks and
crustaceans, especially sand fleas; local movements are
influenced by the tide, and seasonal movements are influenced by
* The Florida
records quoted are from the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission's printed publication,
and are not necessarily the most current ones. The records are
provided as only as a benchmark.