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Western Atlantic coast to Gulf of Mexico


While this is one of the most common fish in its habitat, it is highly susceptible to pesticides.  Since many other species feed on it, the loss of this fish can have far-reaching consequences within an ecosystem.

Young pinfish are almost entirely carnivorous. As the fish matures it relies more on plant material.

HABITATCoastal waters
DIETSea grass, invertebrates, fish eggs
LIFE Expectancy1 year

Fun Fact
When a cassowary or emu female mates, she lays the eggs, but the male incubates and raises them. The female may mate with 2 or 3 males a season.
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