Fundulus heteroclitus
Mud Minnow

Life History:

Description and Diagnostic Characteristics: Square or fanlike tails and some have fanlike dorsal fins as well. Color is usually mottled brown, often with stripes.

Size: Usually around 2-4 inches

Age at Maturity:

Range: Entire Atlantic Coast from Labrador to Florida

Habitat: Always found in calm and protected waters (bays, estuaries, coastal creeks, and into fresh water)

Angling Information:

Bait and Tackle: Minnow traps or cast netting are best

Fishing Method: Still fishing

Food Value: Not good but can be canned like sardines