Spotted Drum

Taxobox
name = Spotted Drum


regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Actinopterygii
ordo = Perciformes
familia = Sciaenidae
genus = "Equetus"
species = "E. punctatus"
binomial = "Equetus punctatus"
The Spotted Drum is a small fish, typically between 6 and 9 inches, that can occasionally be found on coral reefs in the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, Florida and Bahamascite book | last =Humann, DeLoach | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Reef Fish Identification - Florida Caribbean Bahamas | publisher =New World Publications, Inc. | date =2002 | location = | pages = | url = | doi = | id = | isbn =1-878348-30-2] .

It is frequently observed during the day under ledges or near the opening of small caves, at depths between 3 and 30 meters, where it swims in repetitive patterns. A nocturnal feeder, it leaves the protection of its daily shelter at night to feed.

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