Form & Function
This fish is distinguished by black and white lateral stripes and reaches sizes of up to 3 feet in length. The sheepshead is a fractional spawner, meaning that females release eggs in intervals. This allows the female to carry more eggs at any given time.
Conservation & YOu
Least Concern (IUCN) This species was previously over-fished, but with new fishing regulations in place their populations are now stable. You can help maintain sheepshead populations by following your state’s fishing laws and regulations.