Kingfish (Menticirrhus sp.)

 

Menticirrhus 1 Kingfish (Menticirrhus sp.)

 Collected: April, 2006, using an epibenthic sled (365 micrometer mesh) 1-2 km offshore from Chincoteague, VA. in depths of 5-7 meters.

Note: Kingfish were infrequently caught in our Assateague collections, but they were common in this sled sample where they occurred only in the surf zone and not in deeper waters.

Collected by: William S. Johnson, Goucher College

 

LEMenticirrhus tail 1FT : Kingfish posterior posterior.