Scientific Name: – Trachinotus carolinus
The Florida pompano (Trachinotus carolinus) is a species of marine fish in the Trachinotus genus of the Carangidae family. It has a compressed body and short snout; coloration varies from blue-greenish silver on the dorsal areas and silver to yellow on the body and fins. It can be found along the western coast of the Atlantic Ocean, depending on the season, and is popular for both sport and commercial fishing. Most Florida pompano caught weigh less than 3 pounds and are less than 17 inches long, though the largest individuals weigh 8äóń9 pounds ( ) and reach lengths of up to 26 inches . Because it is fast-growing and desirable for food, the pompano is one of the many fish that are currently being farmed through aquaculture. The Florida city of Pompano Beach is named after the Florida pompano.