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    Lagodon rhomboides
    Pinfish
    Credit: Garold Sneegas

    Taxonomic Hierarchy

    Life
    Animalia
    Chordata
    Actinopterygii
    Perciformes
    Sparidae (Porgies)
    Lagodon
    Lagodon rhomboides (Pinfish)

    Description

    All text below is derived from a January 2013 copy of Dr. Timothy Bonner's website at Texas State University. That content was derived primarily from published literature. We are aware of some conflicts with the museum record and the content below will evolve as the new, expanded UT and Texas State Fishes of Texas project team members are able to update it. We invite collaborations to improve and expand the species account content. Please contact us if you wish to help, or if you discover flaws in our species account content that you can address.

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    Characters

    Maximum size:  250 mm (Hoese and Moore 1977).

     

    Coloration: A dark shoulder spot (Hubbs et al 1991).

     

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    Counts: Dorsal rays XII, 11, anal rays III, 11, SC 65-70 (Hoese and Moore 1977).

     

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    Distribution (Native and Introduced)

    U.S. distribution: Inhabits coastal waters from Massachusetts south through the entire Gulf of Mexico (Hubbs et al 1991).

     

    Texas distribution: Found in most bays and estuaries in the state, also in the lower reaches of coastal streams (Hubbs et al 1991).

     

    Abundance/Conservation status (Federal, State, NGO)

    One of the most common inshore fishes except in the highly turbid brackish waters of western Louisiana (Hoese and Moore 1977).

     

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    Host Records

    Trematoda: Proterometra macrostoma (Mayberry et al. 2000).

     

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    References

     

    Hubbs, C., R. J. Edwards, and G. P. Garrett. 1991. An annotated checklist of the freshwater fishes of Texas, with keys to identification of species. Texas Journal of Science, Supplement 43(4):1-56.

    Mayberry, L.F., A.G. Canaris, J.R. Bristol, and Scott L. Gardner. 2000. Bibliography of parasites and vertebrate host in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas (1893-1984). University of Nebraska Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology Web Server, published on the World-Wide-Web, 100 pp.

    Hoese, H. D. and R. H. Moore. 1977. Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico: Texas, Louisiana, and Adjacent Waters. Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 327 pp.

     

    Records

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    Credit: Garold Sneegas