Tautog (Tautoga onitis)
Adult tautog migrates from their winter locations along the coastline inshore during the spring for spawning. They spawn as a pair or in a group of males with a single active female. They begin spawning in May once water temperatures reach 48oF, peaking in June, and continuing through August. Juveniles are found in shallow areas. Adults can grow to more than nine inches in length.
Canada to South Carolina
Tautog species profile (pdf - 754KB)
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