- Species name: Tautoga onitis
- The tautog spawning season is from late May until August.
- Fecundity increases exponentially with size and weight. Females 12 inches long produce around 30,000 eggs and 20-inch females produce 196,000 eggs.
- Tautog primarily spawn in eelgrass beds.
- Tautog spend much of the year within 60 feet of water and usually stay within miles from shore. However, they migrate to deeper and warmer offshore waters for the winter.
- They have a home site where they rest each night.
- Tautog eat shallow water invertebrates such as:
- Sand dollars
- Small lobsters
29 September 2017
September is Tautog Season
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