Ranging from greenish gray to dark silver with seven vertical stripes on its side, the sheepshead is commonly mistaken for the black drum. But on second looks, the sheepshead is easily distinguishable by its human-like teeth — including incisors and molars. Its teeth make crushing their prey of oysters, blue crab, clams and barnacles.

  • Average size: 14 to 18 inches, and 1 to 8 pounds.
  • Habitat: Sheepshead prefer brackish inshore waters, but may adapt to varying salinities.
  • Limits: There are currently no recreational limit regulations on sheepshead harvest.