Pinfish

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.

Atlantic Ocean
Gulf of Mexico

At A Glance

Habitat

Coastal waters

Diet

Sea grass, invertebrates, fish eggs

Location

Western Atlantic coast to Gulf of Mexico