Permit, Pompano

(Trachinotus falcatus)

 

 

Maturity at: 48 cm in length

Max Published Size: 122 cm and 79 pounds

TnT Record: 62 pounds (unofficial)

TnT Season: Year round

IUCN status: Least concern

 

 

 

General Information: Considered a very important game fish, eats crabs, shrimps, mollusks and small fish.  Normally solitary but can form small groups.  Adults can frequently be found in channels or holes, coral reefs, rocks, over sandy flats and around reefs; usually solitary or in small schools; juveniles can tolerate brackish water. Although they live in shallow coastal areas, they spawn offshore. Flesh is considered of excellent quality.  In Trinidad is very commonly found in caves along the North coast.  In Tobago mostly found to the Northeast close to cracks in the rocks near the surface.

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