Tautog is a deep water species of wrasse harvested from Nova Scotia to Georgia. They prefer to inhabit rocks, wrecks and mussel beds. Tautog are brown and dark olive with white mottling and molar-like teeth to help grind up shellfish and crabs. When these stout fish are not feeding, they are known to find a hole and lie motionless on their sides. Tautog have a very white meat that is flaky and mild with a sweet, delicate flavor. Tautog are caught using hook and line, gillnets, trawl and traps. Tautog is managed under the Fishery Management Plan for Tautog and the subsequent addenda.