Fish Facts: Atlantic Moonfish – Selene setapinnis

Atlantic Moonfish – Selene setapinnis. Adults usually found near the bottom from inshore waters out to 150 feet. Often found ins schools. The young are found on muddy bottoms brackish estuaries and in coastal marine waters. Atlantic Moonfish feeds on small fish and crustaceans. Moonfish are good to eat.

Atlantic Moonfish are members of the Jack Family. And range in the Western Atlantic from Nova Scotia south to South America excluding the Bahamas.