spotted sea trout


: a weakfish (Cynoscion nebulosus) that is a valuable food and sport fish of the southern Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the U.S.

called also sea trout, speckled trout, spotted weakfish

Examples of spotted sea trout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Prime inshore catches include redfish, snook, tarpon, spotted sea trout, and flounder. Jp Shaffer, Miami Herald, 4 Apr. 2024 No recreationally important game species was hit harder than spotted sea trout. Matt Wyatt, San Antonio Express-News, 21 Oct. 2021 Fish kills along the Texas coast were expected for recreational favorites such as spotted sea trout and red drum. John Flesher and Jamie Stengle, Chron, 24 Feb. 2021 The main reason the COVID-19 crisis isn’t expected to cause significant cuts in saltwater production hinges on spawning techniques used with red drum and spotted sea trout. Matt Williams, Dallas News, 9 May 2020 A decade later, many species, such as deep-sea coral, common loons, and spotted sea trout, are still struggling, their populations lower than before. National Geographic, 17 Apr. 2020 The water quality improvement along with a gill net ban has contributed to the recovery of several fish species including striped mullet, red drum and spotted sea trout. Washington Post, 23 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spotted sea trout was in 1853

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“Spotted sea trout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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