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Communities of Fish and Selected Invertebrates in the Little Manatee River. Saltwater Recreational Fishing License. 21.3-m Seine, 3.2 mm-mesh. 3.2-mm mesh liner. 6.1-m Otter Trawl. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Saltwater Recreational Fishing LicenseCommunities of Fish and Selected Invertebrates in the Little Manatee River

  • 21.3-m Seine, 3.2 mm-mesh

  • 6.1-m Otter Trawl3.2-mm mesh liner

  • The tidal portion of the the LMR is home to more than 100 species of fish and is an important nursery area for numerous economically valuable and ecologically important species. It also provides important nursery habitat for economically important invertebrates such as pink shrimp and blue crabs.

  • Red Drum(Sciaenops ocellatus)Spotted Seatrout(Cynoscion nebulosus)Common Snook(Centropomus undecimalis)

  • River km

    Species

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    3.4

    7.4

    13.1

    16.1

    17.8

    Pigfish

    Gulf flounder

    Spotted seatrout

    Scaled sardine

    Silver jenny

    Northern kingfish

    Sheepshead

    Pinfish

    Silver perch

    Sand seatrout

    Spot

    Striped mullet

    Tidewater mojarra

    Striped mojarra

    Red drum

    Southern kingfish

    Common snook

    Ladyfish

    Menhaden

    Bay anchovy

    Hogchoker

    Croaker

    Black drum

  • Resident Planktivores

  • Bay Anchovy (Anchoa mitchilli)

  • Silversides (Menidia spp.)

  • Bay anchovySilversides

  • Little Manatee River

  • Anchoa mitchilli (bay anchovy)Abundance in the Little Manatee River

  • Small Water-column Residents: Killifish (Cyprinodontidae)Striped killifish (Fundulus majalis)Rainwater killifish (Lucania parva)

  • Small water column residents: livebearers (Poeciliidae)Eastern mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki)Sailfin molly (Poecilia latipinna)

  • Rainwater killifishStriped killifish

  • Eastern mosquitofishSailfin molly

  • Small Benthic Residents: Clown goby (Microgobius gulosus)

  • Small benthic residents: hogchoker (Trinectes maculatus)

  • Clown gobyHogchoker

  • Demersal Transients:Pinfish (Lagodon rhomboides)

  • Economically Important Residents: Common snook (Centropomus undecimalis)

  • Economically Important Transients: Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus)

  • Economically Important Transients: Spot (Leiostomus xanthurus)

  • Economically Important Transients: Striped mullet (Mugil cephalus)

  • Economically Important Transients: Menhaden (Brevoortia spp.)