Yellowfin menhadens are members of the herring family. They have a single black or purple-black spot, and the posterior edge of their pelvic fin is straight. The edges of a yellowfin menhaden’s posterior scales are serrate with many short, triangular tooth-like projections. This is a marine species that enters rivers, creeks and canals that open to estuarine areas. Like the Atlantic menhaden, yellowfin menhadens are known from lake habitats in the St. John’s River basin.
Status & distribution
- Status — Marine invader
- Florida Distribution — Atlantic Coast