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Sheepshead

Archosargus probatocephalus

Description:

Sheepshead feeding off of a dock piling on the barrier islands of the gulf coast of FL.

Habitat:

Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the US.

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6 Comments

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 11 years ago

they are great hunters.. tough to get.. and they do have big teeth..

1Sarah2
1Sarah2 11 years ago

They love the pilings. They are encrusted with oysters and barnacles. Sometimes, if you are very quiet and listen, you can hear them gnawing away. Sounds like it would be creepy but at least it means a photo op is possible.

annorion
annorion 11 years ago

These fish have interesting looking teeth. Looks similar to molars.

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 11 years ago

He was chasing the sadrines for sure.. they are predators you know..

1Sarah2
1Sarah2 11 years ago

Actually, I was concentrating on the small Spanish Sardines that you can barely see in the upper right as blurs. This guy caught me by surprise!

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 11 years ago

Nice specimen! Where was your fishing pole?

1Sarah2
Spotted by
1Sarah2

Madeira Beach, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jul 14, 2011
Submitted on Jul 15, 2011

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