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    Top: Florida Pompano. Bottom: Permit

















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    620 S. Meridian St. • Tallahassee, FL
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Florida Pompano
Permit
Common to 6 pounds; may reach 8 pounds
Common to 40 pounds; may reach 50 pounds
Fish may show yellow on throat, pelvic, and
anal fins
Fish may show orange or golden tints around
breast and anal fin
Dorsal fin begins forward of anal fin
Dorsal fin begins over anal fin
22 to 27 soft rays in dorsal fin
17 to 21 soft rays in dorsal fin
20 to 23 soft rays in anal fin
16 to 19 soft rays in anal fin
Have no teeth on tongue at any size
Small permit have teeth on tongue
Up to 25" fork length
Up to 48" fork length
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