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Spanish Sardine

SCIENTIFIC NAME : Sardinella aurita

OTHER NAMES: Sardine, Shiner, Herring.

RANGE: Widespread, all areas.

HABITAT: Common on inshore flats, but occurs in deep water too.

DESCRIPTION: Both the Spanish Sardine, shown here, and the Orange spot Sardine, are more elongated and less flattened than other Herrings. Silver sides and green back. Spanish has no markings, whereas Orange spot has a gold or light orange streak on the side.

SIZE: Averages 2-4 inches; reaches 10 inches on so. Orange Sardine usually is smaller than the Spanish.

FOOD VALUE: Good, but seldom eaten.

GAME QUALITIES: None.

TACKLE AND BAITS: Will respond to chum and can then be cast netted or taken on Sabiki Rigs.

FISHING TECHNIQUES: Still Fishing.

 

 
 
 
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