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Family Sciaenidae

TROPICAL WESTERN ATLANTIC

Equetus punctatus

Benwood wreck, Key Largo, FL, 45 feet

 

Juvenile, French Reef, Key Largo, 45 feet

Juveniles, Grand Bahama, 35 feet

 

SPOTTED DRUM

A shy fish found on reefs in southern Florida & the Caribbean.  Adults lose elongated fin rays.  Dorsal, anal & caudal fins are decorated with white spots.  Attains 11 inches.