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Family: Sciaenidae Drums or croakers



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Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North and Central America
Max. Length 95 cm TL
Aplodinotus grunniens Rafinesque, 1819

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Aplodinotus grunniens
[Freshwater drum]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Argyrosomus amoyensis (Bleeker, 1863)

Photo by FAO
 
Argyrosomus amoyensis
[Amoy croaker]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 23 cm SL

 
Argyrosomus beccus
[]

Photo by Mann, B.

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Argyrosomus coronus Griffiths & Heemstra, 1995

Photo by Mann, B.
 
Argyrosomus coronus
[Dusky kob]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Argyrosomus heinii (Steindachner, 1902)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Argyrosomus heinii
[Arabian sea meagre]
No picture found
Indian Ocean
Max. Length 200 cm TL

 
Argyrosomus hololepidotus
[Southern meagre]
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 145 cm TL

 
Argyrosomus inodorus
[Mild meagre]

Photo by Banks, I.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 181 cm TL
Argyrosomus japonicus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)

Photo by Banks, I.
 
Argyrosomus japonicus
[Japanese meagre]

Photo by IGFA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 230 cm TL
Argyrosomus regius (Asso, 1801)

Photo by IGFA
 
Argyrosomus regius
[Meagre]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 71 cm TL
Argyrosomus thorpei Smith, 1977

Photo by SFSA
 
Argyrosomus thorpei
[Squaretail kob]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm SL

 
Aspericorvina jubata
[Prickly croaker]

Photo by Caine, C.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Atractoscion aequidens (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Caine, C.
 
Atractoscion aequidens
[Geelbeck croaker]

Photo by Steele, M.A.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 166 cm TL
Atractoscion nobilis (Ayres, 1860)

Photo by Steele, M.A.
 
Atractoscion nobilis
[White weakfish]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 46 cm SL

 
Atrobucca adusta
[Scorched croaker]

Photo by Osmany, H.B.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 21.6 cm SL
Atrobucca alcocki Talwar, 1980

Photo by Osmany, H.B.
 
Atrobucca alcocki
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 19.7 cm SL

 
Atrobucca antonbruun
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 24 cm SL

 
Atrobucca bengalensis
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm SL

 
Atrobucca brevis
[Orange jewfish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 24.8 cm SL

 
Atrobucca geniae
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL

 
Atrobucca kyushini
[Black-spot croaker]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16.2 cm SL
Atrobucca marleyi (Norman, 1922)

Photo by FAO
 
Atrobucca marleyi
[African blackmouth croaker]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Atrobucca nibe (Jordan & Thompson, 1911)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Atrobucca nibe
[Blackmouth croaker]
No picture found
Indian Ocean
Max. Length 21.9 cm SL

 
Atrobucca trewavasae
[]

Photo by CSIRO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Austronibea oedogenys Trewavas, 1977

Photo by CSIRO
 
Austronibea oedogenys
[Yellowtail croaker]

Photo by Devarapalli, P.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Bahaba chaptis (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Bahaba chaptis
[Chaptis bahaba]

Photo by WWF / Vidthayanon, C.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Bahaba polykladiskos (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by WWF / Vidthayanon, C.
 
Bahaba polykladiskos
[Spine bahaba]

Photo by CAFS

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Bahaba taipingensis (Herre, 1932)

Photo by CAFS
 
Bahaba taipingensis
[Chinese bahaba]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Bairdiella armata Gill, 1863

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Bairdiella armata
[Armed croaker]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Bairdiella chrysoura (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Bairdiella chrysoura
[Silver perch]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Bairdiella ensifera (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Bairdiella ensifera
[Swordspine croaker]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Bairdiella icistia (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Photo by FAO
 
Bairdiella icistia
[Ronco croaker]

Photo by Krumme, U.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Bairdiella ronchus (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Krumme, U.
 
Bairdiella ronchus
[Ground croaker]

Photo by Warren, T.

Asia
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Boesemania microlepis (Bleeker, 1858)

Photo by Warren, T.
 
Boesemania microlepis
[Boeseman croaker]

Photo by Cáceres, R.

Southeast Pacific

Cheilotrema fasciatum Tschudi, 1846

Photo by Cáceres, R.
 
Cheilotrema fasciatum
[]

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Cheilotrema saturnum (Girard, 1858)

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Cheilotrema saturnum
[Black croaker]

Photo by FAO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Chrysochir aureus (Richardson, 1846)

Photo by FAO
 
Chrysochir aureus
[Reeve's croaker]

Photo by Béarez, P.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Cilus gilberti (Abbott, 1899)

Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Cilus gilberti
[Corvina drum]

Photo by Cook, D.C.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Collichthys lucidus (Richardson, 1844)

Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Collichthys lucidus
[]

Photo by CAFS

Western Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Collichthys niveatus Jordan & Starks, 1906

Photo by CAFS
 
Collichthys niveatus
[]

Photo by O'Donnell, P.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Corvula batabana (Poey, 1860)

Photo by O'Donnell, P.
 
Corvula batabana
[Blue croaker]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Corvula macrops (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Corvula macrops
[Vacuocua croaker]

Photo by Ramjohn, D.D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Corvula sanctaeluciae Jordan, 1890

Photo by Ramjohn, D.D.
 
Corvula sanctaeluciae
[Striped croaker]

Photo by Ramjohn, D.D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Ctenosciaena gracilicirrhus (Metzelaar, 1919)

Photo by Ramjohn, D.D.
 
Ctenosciaena gracilicirrhus
[Barbel drum]

Photo by FAO

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Ctenosciaena peruviana Chirichigno F., 1969

Photo by FAO
 
Ctenosciaena peruviana
[Peruvian barbel drum]

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Cynoscion acoupa (Lacepède, 1801)

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Cynoscion acoupa
[Acoupa weakfish]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Cynoscion albus (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Cynoscion albus
[Whitefin weakfish]

Photo by Béarez, P.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Cynoscion analis (Jenyns, 1842)

Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Cynoscion analis
[Peruvian weakfish]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 63.5 cm TL
Cynoscion arenarius Ginsburg, 1930

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Cynoscion arenarius
[Sand weakfish]

Photo by INIDEP

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Cynoscion guatucupa (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by INIDEP
 
Cynoscion guatucupa
[Stripped weakfish]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Cynoscion jamaicensis (Vaillant & Bocourt, 1883)

Photo by JAMARC
 
Cynoscion jamaicensis
[Jamaica weakfish]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 90.8 cm TL
Cynoscion leiarchus (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Cynoscion leiarchus
[Smooth weakfish]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 92 cm TL
Cynoscion microlepidotus (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Cynoscion microlepidotus
[Smallscale weakfish]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Cynoscion nannus Castro-Aguirre & Arvizu-Martinez, 1976

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Cynoscion nannus
[Dwarf weakfish]

Photo by Flescher, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Cynoscion nebulosus (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Cynoscion nebulosus
[Spotted weakfish]

Photo by Béarez, P.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Cynoscion nortoni Béarez, 2001

Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Cynoscion nortoni
[hake weakfish]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Cynoscion nothus (Holbrook, 1848)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Cynoscion nothus
[Silver seatrout]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Cynoscion othonopterus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by FAO
 
Cynoscion othonopterus
[Gulf weakfish]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 69 cm TL
Cynoscion parvipinnis Ayres, 1861

Photo by FAO
 
Cynoscion parvipinnis
[Shortfin weakfish]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Cynoscion phoxocephalus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Cynoscion phoxocephalus
[Cachema weakfish]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Cynoscion praedatorius (Jordan & Gilbert, 1889)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Cynoscion praedatorius
[Boccone weakfish]

Photo by Flescher, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 98 cm TL
Cynoscion regalis (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Cynoscion regalis
[Squeteague]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Cynoscion reticulatus (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Cynoscion reticulatus
[]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Cynoscion similis Randall & Cervigón, 1968

Photo by JAMARC
 
Cynoscion similis
[Tonkin weakfish]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 64 cm TL
Cynoscion squamipinnis (Günther, 1867)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Cynoscion squamipinnis
[Weakfish]

Photo by Krumme, U.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Cynoscion steindachneri (Jordan, 1889)

Photo by Krumme, U.
 
Cynoscion steindachneri
[Smalltooth weakfish]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 115 cm TL
Cynoscion stolzmanni (Steindachner, 1879)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Cynoscion stolzmanni
[Stolzmann's weakfish]

Photo by Menezes, N.A./Figueiredo, J.L.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Cynoscion striatus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Menezes, N.A./Figueiredo, J.L.
 
Cynoscion striatus
[Striped weakfish]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 115 cm TL
Cynoscion virescens (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by JAMARC
 
Cynoscion virescens
[Green weakfish]

Photo by IGFA

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 129 cm TL
Cynoscion xanthulus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by IGFA
 
Cynoscion xanthulus
[Orangemouth weakfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 90 cm SL
Daysciaena albida (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Daysciaena albida
[Bengal corvina]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Dendrophysa russelii (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Dendrophysa russelii
[Goatee croaker]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Elattarchus archidium (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Elattarchus archidium
[Bluestreak drum]

Photo by Flescher, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Equetus lanceolatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Equetus lanceolatus
[Jack-knifefish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Equetus punctatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Equetus punctatus
[Spotted drum]

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Genyonemus lineatus (Ayres, 1855)

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Genyonemus lineatus
[White croaker]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Isopisthus parvipinnis (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Isopisthus parvipinnis
[Bigtooth corvina]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Isopisthus remifer Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Isopisthus remifer
[Silver weakfish]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Johnius amblycephalus (Bleeker, 1855)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Johnius amblycephalus
[Bearded croaker]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm SL

 
Johnius australis
[Bottlenose jewfish]

Photo by Yau, B.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Johnius belangerii (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Yau, B.
 
Johnius belangerii
[Belanger's croaker]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 34.8 cm TL
Johnius borneensis (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Johnius borneensis
[Sharpnose hammer croaker]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.2 cm SL

 
Johnius cantori
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Johnius carouna (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Johnius carouna
[Caroun croaker]

Photo by Yau, B.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Johnius carutta Bloch, 1793

Photo by Yau, B.
 
Johnius carutta
[Karut croaker]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Johnius coitor (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Johnius coitor
[Coitor croaker]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Johnius distinctus (Tanaka, 1916)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Johnius distinctus
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Johnius dorsalis
[Small kob]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Johnius dussumieri (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Johnius dussumieri
[Sin croaker]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Johnius elongatus Lal Mohan, 1976

Photo by FAO
 
Johnius elongatus
[Spindle croaker]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 14.8 cm SL

 
Johnius fasciatus
[]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Johnius fuscolineatus (von Bonde, 1923)

Photo by SFSA
 
Johnius fuscolineatus
[Bellfish]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Johnius gangeticus
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Johnius glaucus
[Pale spotfin croaker]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Johnius goldmani
[]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 13.7 cm SL
Johnius grypotus (Richardson, 1846)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Johnius grypotus
[]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Johnius heterolepis
[Large-scale croaker]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Johnius hypostoma
[Small-mouth croaker]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Johnius laevis Sasaki & Kailola, 1991

Photo by CSIRO
 
Johnius laevis
[Smooth croaker]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Johnius latifrons
[Broad-head croaker]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Johnius macropterus (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Johnius macropterus
[Largefin croaker]

Photo by Khan, M.M.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Johnius macrorhynus (Lal Mohan, 1976)

Photo by Khan, M.M.
 
Johnius macrorhynus
[Big-snout croaker]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15.8 cm SL

 
Johnius majan
[Majan croaker]

Photo by FAO

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Johnius mannarensis Lal Mohan, 1971

Photo by FAO
 
Johnius mannarensis
[Mannar croaker]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Johnius novaeguineae
[Paperhead croaker]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific

 
Johnius novaehollandiae
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm SL

 
Johnius pacificus
[Pacific croaker]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL

 
Johnius philippinus
[]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Johnius plagiostoma
[Large-eye croaker]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm SL

 
Johnius trachycephalus
[Leaftail croaker]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Johnius trewavasae
[Trewavas croaker]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm SL

 
Johnius weberi
[Weber's croaker]

Photo by FAO

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Kathala axillaris (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by FAO
 
Kathala axillaris
[Kathala croaker]

Photo by Cook, D.C.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Larimichthys crocea (Richardson, 1846)

Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Larimichthys crocea
[Large yellow croaker]

Photo by Mark Tonks, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 13.5 cm SL
Larimichthys pamoides (Munro, 1964)

Photo by Mark Tonks, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
 
Larimichthys pamoides
[Southern yellow croaker]

Photo by Yau, B.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Larimichthys polyactis (Bleeker, 1877)

Photo by Yau, B.
 
Larimichthys polyactis
[Yellow croaker]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Larimus acclivis Jordan & Bristol, 1898

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Larimus acclivis
[Steeplined drum]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Larimus argenteus (Gill, 1863)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Larimus argenteus
[Silver drum]

Photo by Duarte, L.O.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Larimus breviceps Cuvier, 1830

Photo by Duarte, L.O.
 
Larimus breviceps
[Shorthead drum]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Larimus effulgens Gilbert, 1898

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Larimus effulgens
[Shining drum]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Larimus fasciatus Holbrook, 1855

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Larimus fasciatus
[Banded drum]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Larimus pacificus Jordan & Bollman, 1890

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Larimus pacificus
[Pacific drum]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Leiostomus xanthurus Lacepède, 1802

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Leiostomus xanthurus
[Spot croaker]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Lonchurus elegans (Boeseman, 1948)

Photo by JAMARC
 
Lonchurus elegans
[Blackfin croaker]

Photo by FAO

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Lonchurus lanceolatus (Bloch, 1788)

Photo by FAO
 
Lonchurus lanceolatus
[Longtail croaker]

Photo by Camargo, M.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Macrodon ancylodon (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Camargo, M.
 
Macrodon ancylodon
[King weakfish]

Photo by Carvalho Filho et al

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Macrodon atricauda (Günther, 1880)

Photo by Carvalho Filho et al
 
Macrodon atricauda
[Southern King Weakfish]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Macrodon mordax (Gilbert & Starks, 1904)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Macrodon mordax
[Dogteeth weakfish]

Photo by Rahman, A.K.A.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 152 cm TL
Macrospinosa cuja (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Rahman, A.K.A.
 
Macrospinosa cuja
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 143 cm SL

 
Megalonibea fusca
[]

Photo by Timm, C.D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Menticirrhus americanus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Timm, C.D.
 
Menticirrhus americanus
[Southern kingcroaker]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 52 cm TL
Menticirrhus elongatus (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Menticirrhus elongatus
[Pacific kingcroaker]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 48.3 cm TL
Menticirrhus littoralis (Holbrook, 1847)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Menticirrhus littoralis
[Gulf kingcroaker]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Menticirrhus nasus (Günther, 1868)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Menticirrhus nasus
[Highfin king croaker]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Menticirrhus ophicephalus (Jenyns, 1840)

Photo by FAO
 
Menticirrhus ophicephalus
[Snakehead kingcroaker]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Menticirrhus paitensis Hildebrand, 1946

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Menticirrhus paitensis
[Paita kingcroaker]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Menticirrhus panamensis (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Menticirrhus panamensis
[Panama kingcroaker]

Photo by Flescher, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Menticirrhus saxatilis (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Menticirrhus saxatilis
[Northern kingfish]

Photo by IGFA

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 71 cm TL
Menticirrhus undulatus (Girard, 1854)

Photo by IGFA
 
Menticirrhus undulatus
[California kingcroaker]

Photo by Amezcua Linares, F.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Micropogonias altipinnis (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Amezcua Linares, F.
 
Micropogonias altipinnis
[Tallfin croaker]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Micropogonias ectenes (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Micropogonias ectenes
[Slender croaker]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Micropogonias fasciatus
[]

Photo by Timm, C.D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Micropogonias furnieri (Desmarest, 1823)

Photo by Timm, C.D.
 
Micropogonias furnieri
[Whitemouth croaker]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Micropogonias megalops (Gilbert, 1890)

Photo by FAO
 
Micropogonias megalops
[]

Photo by Flescher, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Micropogonias undulatus (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Micropogonias undulatus
[Atlantic croaker]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm SL
Miichthys miiuy (Basilewsky, 1855)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Miichthys miiuy
[Mi-iuy croaker]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 128 cm TL
Miracorvina angolensis (Norman, 1935)

Photo by FAO
 
Miracorvina angolensis
[Angola croaker]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Nebris microps Cuvier, 1830

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Nebris microps
[Smalleye croaker]

Photo by Béarez, P.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Nebris occidentalis Vaillant, 1897

Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Nebris occidentalis
[Pacific smalleye croaker]

Photo by CAFS

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 43.5 cm SL
Nibea albiflora (Richardson, 1846)

Photo by CAFS
 
Nibea albiflora
[Yellow drum]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Nibea chui
[Chu's croaker]

Photo by Yang, N.-S.

Eastern Indian Ocean and

Nibea coibor (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Nibea coibor
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm SL

 
Nibea leptolepis
[Small scale croaker]

Photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Nibea maculata (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)
 
Nibea maculata
[Blotched croaker]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm SL

 
Nibea microgenys
[Small-jaw croaker]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 75 cm SL

 
Nibea mitsukurii
[Honnibe croaker]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm SL
Nibea semifasciata Chu, Lo & Wu, 1963

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Nibea semifasciata
[Sharpnose croaker]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Nibea soldado (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Nibea soldado
[Soldier croaker]

Photo by Go, J.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 65 cm SL
Nibea squamosa Sasaki, 1992

Photo by Go, J.
 
Nibea squamosa
[Scale croaker]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Odontoscion dentex (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Odontoscion dentex
[Reef croaker]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Odontoscion eurymesops (Heller & Snodgrass, 1903)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Odontoscion eurymesops
[Galapagos croaker]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Odontoscion xanthops Gilbert, 1898

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Odontoscion xanthops
[Yelloweye croaker]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic

 
Ophioscion adustus
[Croaker]
No picture found
Western Atlantic

 
Ophioscion costaricensis
[]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Ophioscion imiceps (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Photo by FAO
 
Ophioscion imiceps
[Blinkard croaker]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 9.1 cm SL

 
Ophioscion panamensis
[Panama croaker]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Ophioscion punctatissimus Meek & Hildebrand, 1925

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Ophioscion punctatissimus
[Spotted croaker]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Ophioscion scierus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1884)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Ophioscion scierus
[Point-Tuza croaker]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Ophioscion simulus Gilbert, 1898

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Ophioscion simulus
[Snub-nosed croaker]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Ophioscion strabo Gilbert, 1897

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Ophioscion strabo
[Squint-eyed croaker]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Ophioscion typicus Gill, 1863

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Ophioscion typicus
[Point-nosed croaker]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Ophioscion vermicularis (Günther, 1867)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Ophioscion vermicularis
[Vermiculated croaker]

Photo by Khan, M.M.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 39 cm TL
Otolithes cuvieri Trewavas, 1974

Photo by Khan, M.M.
 
Otolithes cuvieri
[Lesser tigertooth croaker]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Otolithes ruber (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Otolithes ruber
[Tigertooth croaker]

Photo by Khan, M.M.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 160 cm SL
Otolithoides biauritus (Cantor, 1849)

Photo by Khan, M.M.
 
Otolithoides biauritus
[Bronze croaker]

Photo by Mahalder, B.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 160 cm TL
Otolithoides pama (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Mahalder, B.
 
Otolithoides pama
[Pama croaker]

Photo by Casatti, L.

South America
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Pachypops fourcroi (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Casatti, L.
 
Pachypops fourcroi
[Guyanan croaker]

Photo by Casatti, L.

South America
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL
Pachypops pigmaeus Casatti, 2002

Photo by Casatti, L.
 
Pachypops pigmaeus
[]

Photo by Casatti, L.

South America
Max. Length 18.9 cm SL
Pachypops trifilis (Müller & Troschel, 1849)

Photo by Casatti, L.
 
Pachypops trifilis
[]

Photo by Casatti, L.

South America
Max. Length 26.4 cm SL
Pachyurus adspersus Steindachner, 1879

Photo by Casatti, L.
 
Pachyurus adspersus
[Brazilian croaker]

Photo by Timm, C.D.

South America
Max. Length 22.6 cm SL
Pachyurus bonariensis Steindachner, 1879

Photo by Timm, C.D.
 
Pachyurus bonariensis
[La Plata croaker]

Photo by Casatti, L.

South America
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL
Pachyurus calhamazon Casatti, 2001

Photo by Casatti, L.
 
Pachyurus calhamazon
[]

Photo by Casatti, L.

South America
Max. Length 29.7 cm SL
Pachyurus francisci (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Casatti, L.
 
Pachyurus francisci
[San Francisco croaker]

Photo by Casatti, L.

South America
Max. Length 14.6 cm SL
Pachyurus gabrielensis Casatti, 2001

Photo by Casatti, L.
 
Pachyurus gabrielensis
[]

Photo by Casatti, L.

South America
Max. Length 29.3 cm SL
Pachyurus junki Soares & Casatti, 2000

Photo by Casatti, L.
 
Pachyurus junki
[]

Photo by Casatti, L.

South America
Max. Length 14.8 cm SL
Pachyurus paucirastrus Aguilera, 1983

Photo by Casatti, L.
 
Pachyurus paucirastrus
[]

Photo by Casatti, L.

South America
Max. Length 20.9 cm SL
Pachyurus schomburgkii Günther, 1860

Photo by Casatti, L.
 
Pachyurus schomburgkii
[Amazon croaker]

Photo by Casatti, L.

South America
Max. Length 29.1 cm SL
Pachyurus squamipennis Agassiz, 1831

Photo by Casatti, L.
 
Pachyurus squamipennis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 19.2 cm SL

 
Pachyurus stewarti
[]
No picture found
Indian Ocean
Max. Length 21.4 cm SL

 
Panna heterolepis
[Hooghly croaker]

Photo by Rahman, A.K.A.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Panna microdon (Bleeker, 1849)

Photo by Rahman, A.K.A.
 
Panna microdon
[Panna croaker]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm SL

 
Panna perarmatus
[Armour croaker]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Paralonchurus brasiliensis (Steindachner, 1875)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Paralonchurus brasiliensis
[Banded croaker]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Paralonchurus dumerilii (Bocourt, 1869)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Paralonchurus dumerilii
[Suco croaker]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Paralonchurus goodei Gilbert, 1898

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Paralonchurus goodei
[Goode croaker]

Photo by Eakins, R.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Paralonchurus peruanus (Steindachner, 1875)

Photo by Eakins, R.
 
Paralonchurus peruanus
[Peruvian banded croaker]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Paralonchurus petersii Bocourt, 1869

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Paralonchurus petersii
[Peters' banded croaker]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Paralonchurus rathbuni (Jordan & Bollman, 1890)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Paralonchurus rathbuni
[Bearded banded croaker]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific

Paranebris bauchotae Chao, Béarez & Robertson, 2001

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Paranebris bauchotae
[]

Photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Paranibea semiluctuosa (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)
 
Paranibea semiluctuosa
[Half-mourning croaker]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Pareques acuminatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pareques acuminatus
[High-hat]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Pareques fuscovittatus (Kendall & Radcliffe, 1912)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Pareques fuscovittatus
[Fusco drum]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic

Pareques iwamotoi Miller & Woods, 1988

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Pareques iwamotoi
[Blackbar drum]

Photo by Jimenez Prado, P.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Pareques lanfeari (Barton, 1947)

Photo by Jimenez Prado, P.
 
Pareques lanfeari
[Royal highhat]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Pareques perissa (Heller & Snodgrass, 1903)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Pareques perissa
[Odd highhat]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Pareques umbrosus (Jordan & Eigenmann, 1889)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Pareques umbrosus
[Cubbyu]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Pareques viola (Gilbert, 1898)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pareques viola
[Gungo highhat]

Photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Pennahia anea (Bloch, 1793)

Photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)
 
Pennahia anea
[Bigeye croaker]

Photo by Yau, B.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Pennahia argentata (Houttuyn, 1782)

Photo by Yau, B.
 
Pennahia argentata
[Silver croaker]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Pennahia macrocephalus (Tang, 1937)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pennahia macrocephalus
[Big-head pennah croaker]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18 cm SL

 
Pennahia ovata
[]

Photo by CSIRO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Pennahia pawak (Lin, 1940)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Pennahia pawak
[Pawak croaker]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 56 cm TL
Pentheroscion mbizi (Poll, 1950)

Photo by FAO
 
Pentheroscion mbizi
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 27.9 cm SL

 
Petilipinnis grunniens
[]

Photo by Casatti, L.

South America
Max. Length 34.6 cm SL
Plagioscion auratus (Castelnau, 1855)

Photo by Casatti, L.
 
Plagioscion auratus
[Black curbinata]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 33 cm SL

 
Plagioscion casattii
[]

Photo by Casatti, L.

South America
Max. Length 28.4 cm SL
Plagioscion montei Soares & Casatti, 2000

Photo by Casatti, L.
 
Plagioscion montei
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic

 
Plagioscion pauciradiatus
[]

Photo by Casatti, L.

South America
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Plagioscion squamosissimus (Heckel, 1840)

Photo by Casatti, L.
 
Plagioscion squamosissimus
[South American silver croaker]

Photo by Casatti, L.

South America
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Plagioscion surinamensis (Bleeker, 1873)

Photo by Casatti, L.
 
Plagioscion surinamensis
[Pacora]

Photo by Casatti, L.

South America
Max. Length 39 cm SL
Plagioscion ternetzi Boulenger, 1895

Photo by Casatti, L.
 
Plagioscion ternetzi
[Freshwater croaker]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 170 cm TL
Pogonias cromis (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Pogonias cromis
[Black drum]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm SL
Protonibea diacanthus (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Protonibea diacanthus
[Blackspotted croaker]

Photo by FAO

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 42 cm TL
Protosciaena bathytatos (Chao & Miller, 1975)

Photo by FAO
 
Protosciaena bathytatos
[Deep-water drum]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Protosciaena trewavasae (Chao & Miller, 1975)

Photo by FAO
 
Protosciaena trewavasae
[New Grenada drum]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Pseudotolithus elongatus (Bowdich, 1825)

Photo by FAO
 
Pseudotolithus elongatus
[Bobo croaker]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Pseudotolithus epipercus (Bleeker, 1863)

Photo by FAO
 
Pseudotolithus epipercus
[Guinea croaker]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Pseudotolithus moorii (Günther, 1865)

Photo by FAO
 
Pseudotolithus moorii
[Cameroon croaker]

Photo by JJPhoto

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 114 cm TL
Pseudotolithus senegalensis (Valenciennes, 1833)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Pseudotolithus senegalensis
[Cassava croaker]

Photo by IGFA

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 230 cm TL
Pseudotolithus senegallus (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by IGFA
 
Pseudotolithus senegallus
[Law croaker]

Photo by JJPhoto

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 140 cm TL
Pseudotolithus typus Bleeker, 1863

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Pseudotolithus typus
[Longneck croaker]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Pteroscion peli (Bleeker, 1863)

Photo by FAO
 
Pteroscion peli
[Boe drum]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm SL

 
Pterotolithus lateoides
[Bigmouth croaker]

Photo by Sen, S.K.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Pterotolithus maculatus (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Sen, S.K.
 
Pterotolithus maculatus
[Blotched tiger-toothed croaker]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Roncador stearnsii (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by FAO
 
Roncador stearnsii
[Spotfin croaker]

Photo by Villalba, D.O.

Southeast Pacific

Sciaena callaensis Hildebrand, 1946

Photo by Villalba, D.O.
 
Sciaena callaensis
[]

Photo by Eakins, R.

South America.
Max. Length 26 cm FL
Sciaena deliciosa (Tschudi, 1846)

Photo by Eakins, R.
 
Sciaena deliciosa
[Lorna drum]

Photo by Neto, G.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Sciaena umbra Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Neto, G.
 
Sciaena umbra
[Brown meagre]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Sciaena wieneri
[]

Photo by Lovshin, L.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 155 cm TL
Sciaenops ocellatus (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Lovshin, L.
 
Sciaenops ocellatus
[Red drum]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Seriphus politus Ayres, 1860

Photo by FAO
 
Seriphus politus
[Queen croaker]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm SL

 
Sonorolux fluminis
[Estuary croaker]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 14.5 cm NG
Stellifer brasiliensis (Schultz, 1945)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Stellifer brasiliensis
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 9.7 cm TL

 
Stellifer chaoi
[]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Stellifer chrysoleuca (Günther, 1867)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Stellifer chrysoleuca
[Shortnose stardrum]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Stellifer colonensis
[Stardrum]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific

Stellifer ephelis Chirichigno F., 1974

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Stellifer ephelis
[]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Stellifer ericymba (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Stellifer ericymba
[Hollow stardrum]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Stellifer fuerthii (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Stellifer fuerthii
[White stardrum]

Photo by FAO

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 18.1 cm TL
Stellifer griseus Cervigón, 1966

Photo by FAO
 
Stellifer griseus
[Gray stardrum]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Stellifer illecebrosus Gilbert, 1898

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Stellifer illecebrosus
[Silver stardrum]
283 Species of Family Sciaenidae
(Drums or croakers)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1819 Aplodinotus grunniens Freshwater drum North and Central America 95 TL
1863 Argyrosomus amoyensis Amoy croaker Indo-West Pacific 40 SL
1994 Argyrosomus beccus Western Indian Ocean 23 SL
1995 Argyrosomus coronus Dusky kob Southeast Atlantic 200 TL
1902 Argyrosomus heinii Arabian sea meagre Western Indian Ocean 60 TL
1801 Argyrosomus hololepidotus Southern meagre Indian Ocean 200 TL
1995 Argyrosomus inodorus Mild meagre Southeast Atlantic 145 TL
1843 Argyrosomus japonicus Japanese meagre Indo-West Pacific 181 TL
1801 Argyrosomus regius Meagre Eastern Atlantic 230 TL
1977 Argyrosomus thorpei Squaretail kob Western Indian Ocean 71 TL
1855 Aspericorvina jubata Prickly croaker Indo-Pacific 16 SL
1830 Atractoscion aequidens Geelbeck croaker Eastern Atlantic 130 TL
1860 Atractoscion nobilis White weakfish Eastern Pacific 166 TL
1988 Atrobucca adusta Scorched croaker Southwest Pacific 46 SL
1980 Atrobucca alcocki Western Indian Ocean 21.6 SL
1995 Atrobucca antonbruun Eastern Indian Ocean 19.7 SL
1995 Atrobucca bengalensis Eastern Indian Ocean 24 SL
1988 Atrobucca brevis Orange jewfish Western Pacific 26 SL
1987 Atrobucca geniae Western Indian Ocean 24.8 SL
1988 Atrobucca kyushini Black-spot croaker Southwest Pacific 25 SL
1922 Atrobucca marleyi African blackmouth croaker Western Indian Ocean 16.2 SL
1911 Atrobucca nibe Blackmouth croaker Indo-West Pacific 45 SL
1975 Atrobucca trewavasae Indian Ocean 21.9 SL
1977 Austronibea oedogenys Yellowtail croaker Western Pacific 20 SL
1822 Bahaba chaptis Chaptis bahaba Eastern Indian Ocean 50 TL
1852 Bahaba polykladiskos Spine bahaba Western Pacific 40 SL
1932 Bahaba taipingensis Chinese bahaba Northwest Pacific 200 TL
1863 Bairdiella armata Armed croaker Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL
1802 Bairdiella chrysoura Silver perch Western Atlantic 30 TL
1882 Bairdiella ensifera Swordspine croaker Eastern Pacific 35 TL
1882 Bairdiella icistia Ronco croaker Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL
1830 Bairdiella ronchus Ground croaker Western Atlantic 35 TL
1858 Boesemania microlepis Boeseman croaker Asia 100 SL
1846 Cheilotrema fasciatum Southeast Pacific
1858 Cheilotrema saturnum Black croaker Eastern Pacific 45 TL
1846 Chrysochir aureus Reeve's croaker Indo-Pacific 30 SL
1899 Cilus gilberti Corvina drum Southeast Pacific 60 TL
1844 Collichthys lucidus Western Pacific 17 SL
1906 Collichthys niveatus Western Pacific 15 SL
1860 Corvula batabana Blue croaker Western Atlantic 25 TL
1876 Corvula macrops Vacuocua croaker Eastern Central Pacific 25 TL
1890 Corvula sanctaeluciae Striped croaker Western Atlantic 26 TL
1919 Ctenosciaena gracilicirrhus Barbel drum Western Atlantic 21 TL
1969 Ctenosciaena peruviana Peruvian barbel drum Southeast Pacific 21 TL
1801 Cynoscion acoupa Acoupa weakfish Western Atlantic 110 TL
1864 Cynoscion albus Whitefin weakfish Eastern Pacific 130 TL
1842 Cynoscion analis Peruvian weakfish Eastern Pacific 47 TL
1930 Cynoscion arenarius Sand weakfish Western Atlantic 63.5 TL
1830 Cynoscion guatucupa Stripped weakfish Southwest Atlantic 50 TL
1883 Cynoscion jamaicensis Jamaica weakfish Western Atlantic 50 TL
1830 Cynoscion leiarchus Smooth weakfish Western Atlantic 90.8 TL
1830 Cynoscion microlepidotus Smallscale weakfish Western Atlantic 92 TL
1976 Cynoscion nannus Dwarf weakfish Eastern Central Pacific 27 TL
1830 Cynoscion nebulosus Spotted weakfish Western Atlantic 100 TL
2001 Cynoscion nortoni hake weakfish Southeast Pacific 40 TL
1848 Cynoscion nothus Silver seatrout Western Atlantic 36 TL
1882 Cynoscion othonopterus Gulf weakfish Eastern Central Pacific 70 TL
1861 Cynoscion parvipinnis Shortfin weakfish Eastern Pacific 69 TL
1882 Cynoscion phoxocephalus Cachema weakfish Eastern Pacific 60 TL
1889 Cynoscion praedatorius Boccone weakfish Eastern Central Pacific 110 TL
1801 Cynoscion regalis Squeteague Western Atlantic 98 TL
1864 Cynoscion reticulatus Eastern Central Pacific 90 TL
1968 Cynoscion similis Tonkin weakfish Western Atlantic 60 TL
1867 Cynoscion squamipinnis Weakfish Eastern Pacific 64 TL
1889 Cynoscion steindachneri Smalltooth weakfish Western Atlantic 110 TL
1879 Cynoscion stolzmanni Stolzmann's weakfish Eastern Pacific 115 TL
1829 Cynoscion striatus Striped weakfish Southwest Atlantic 60 TL
1830 Cynoscion virescens Green weakfish Western Atlantic 115 TL
1882 Cynoscion xanthulus Orangemouth weakfish Eastern Pacific 129 TL
1830 Daysciaena albida Bengal corvina Indian Ocean 90 SL
1829 Dendrophysa russelii Goatee croaker Indo-Pacific 25 SL
1882 Elattarchus archidium Bluestreak drum Eastern Central Pacific 25 TL
1758 Equetus lanceolatus Jack-knifefish Western Atlantic 25 TL
1801 Equetus punctatus Spotted drum Western Atlantic 27 TL
1855 Genyonemus lineatus White croaker Eastern Pacific 41 TL
1830 Isopisthus parvipinnis Bigtooth corvina Western Atlantic 25 TL
1882 Isopisthus remifer Silver weakfish Eastern Pacific 36 TL
1855 Johnius amblycephalus Bearded croaker Indo-West Pacific 25 SL
1880 Johnius australis Bottlenose jewfish Southwest Pacific 23 SL
1830 Johnius belangerii Belanger's croaker Indo-West Pacific 30 TL
1851 Johnius borneensis Sharpnose hammer croaker Indo-West Pacific 34.8 TL
1874 Johnius cantori Eastern Indian Ocean 10.2 SL
1830 Johnius carouna Caroun croaker Indo-West Pacific 25 SL
1793 Johnius carutta Karut croaker Indian Ocean 30 SL
1822 Johnius coitor Coitor croaker Indo-West Pacific 16 SL
1916 Johnius distinctus Northwest Pacific 22 SL
1855 Johnius dorsalis Small kob Western Indian Ocean 40 TL
1830 Johnius dussumieri Sin croaker Indian Ocean 40 TL
1976 Johnius elongatus Spindle croaker Western Indian Ocean 30 TL
1963 Johnius fasciatus Asia 14.8 SL
1923 Johnius fuscolineatus Bellfish Western Indian Ocean 14 SL
1991 Johnius gangeticus Asia 12 SL
1876 Johnius glaucus Pale spotfin croaker Western Indian Ocean 30 TL
1855 Johnius goldmani Western Central Pacific
1846 Johnius grypotus Northwest Pacific 13.7 SL
1873 Johnius heterolepis Large-scale croaker Indo-Pacific 15 SL
1854 Johnius hypostoma Small-mouth croaker Indo-Pacific 12 SL
1991 Johnius laevis Smooth croaker Indo-West Pacific 14 SL
1992 Johnius latifrons Broad-head croaker Indo-Pacific 15 SL
1853 Johnius macropterus Largefin croaker Indo-West Pacific 25 TL
1976 Johnius macrorhynus Big-snout croaker Indo-Pacific 30 SL
2012 Johnius majan Majan croaker Western Indian Ocean 15.8 SL
1971 Johnius mannarensis Mannar croaker Indian Ocean 16 SL
1950 Johnius novaeguineae Paperhead croaker Western Central Pacific 9 SL
1866 Johnius novaehollandiae Southwest Pacific
1941 Johnius pacificus Pacific croaker Western Central Pacific 14 SL
1999 Johnius philippinus Western Central Pacific 6.7 SL
1849 Johnius plagiostoma Large-eye croaker Indo-West Pacific 10 SL
1851 Johnius trachycephalus Leaftail croaker Indo-Pacific 13 SL
1992 Johnius trewavasae Trewavas croaker Western Pacific 15 SL
1936 Johnius weberi Weber's croaker Southwest Pacific 14 SL
1830 Kathala axillaris Kathala croaker Indian Ocean 27 TL
1846 Larimichthys crocea Large yellow croaker Northwest Pacific 80 TL
1964 Larimichthys pamoides Southern yellow croaker Western Central Pacific 13.5 SL
1877 Larimichthys polyactis Yellow croaker Northwest Pacific 40 SL
1898 Larimus acclivis Steeplined drum Eastern Pacific 26 TL
1863 Larimus argenteus Silver drum Eastern Pacific 35 TL
1830 Larimus breviceps Shorthead drum Western Atlantic 31 TL
1898 Larimus effulgens Shining drum Eastern Pacific 30 TL
1855 Larimus fasciatus Banded drum Western Atlantic 25 TL
1890 Larimus pacificus Pacific drum Eastern Pacific 32 TL
1802 Leiostomus xanthurus Spot croaker Western Atlantic 36 TL
1948 Lonchurus elegans Blackfin croaker Western Atlantic 32 TL
1788 Lonchurus lanceolatus Longtail croaker Western Atlantic 30 TL
1801 Macrodon ancylodon King weakfish Western Atlantic 45 TL
1880 Macrodon atricauda Southern King Weakfish Southwest Atlantic 46 TL
1904 Macrodon mordax Dogteeth weakfish Eastern Pacific 50 TL
1822 Macrospinosa cuja Indian Ocean 152 TL
1963 Megalonibea fusca Northwest Pacific 143 SL
1758 Menticirrhus americanus Southern kingcroaker Western Atlantic 50 TL
1864 Menticirrhus elongatus Pacific kingcroaker Eastern Pacific 52 TL
1847 Menticirrhus littoralis Gulf kingcroaker Western Atlantic 48.3 TL
1868 Menticirrhus nasus Highfin king croaker Eastern Pacific 50 TL
1840 Menticirrhus ophicephalus Snakehead kingcroaker Eastern Pacific 45 TL
1946 Menticirrhus paitensis Paita kingcroaker Eastern Pacific 40 TL
1876 Menticirrhus panamensis Panama kingcroaker Eastern Central Pacific 75 TL
1801 Menticirrhus saxatilis Northern kingfish Western Atlantic 46 TL
1854 Menticirrhus undulatus California kingcroaker Eastern Pacific 71 TL
1864 Micropogonias altipinnis Tallfin croaker Eastern Pacific 90 TL
1882 Micropogonias ectenes Slender croaker Eastern Central Pacific 40 TL
1961 Micropogonias fasciatus Southeast Pacific
1823 Micropogonias furnieri Whitemouth croaker Western Atlantic 60 SL
1890 Micropogonias megalops Eastern Central Pacific 40 TL
1766 Micropogonias undulatus Atlantic croaker Western Atlantic 55 TL
1855 Miichthys miiuy Mi-iuy croaker Northwest Pacific 70 SL
1935 Miracorvina angolensis Angola croaker Eastern Atlantic 128 TL
1830 Nebris microps Smalleye croaker Western Atlantic 40 TL
1897 Nebris occidentalis Pacific smalleye croaker Eastern Pacific 60 TL
1846 Nibea albiflora Yellow drum Northwest Pacific 43.5 SL
1971 Nibea chui Chu's croaker Northwest Pacific 40 TL
1822 Nibea coibor Eastern Indian Ocean and
1918 Nibea leptolepis Small scale croaker Western Central Pacific 22 SL
1801 Nibea maculata Blotched croaker Indian Ocean 30 TL
1992 Nibea microgenys Small-jaw croaker Western Central Pacific 23 SL
1900 Nibea mitsukurii Honnibe croaker Northwest Pacific 75 SL
1963 Nibea semifasciata Sharpnose croaker Western Pacific 24 SL
1802 Nibea soldado Soldier croaker Indo-West Pacific 60 SL
1992 Nibea squamosa Scale croaker Western Central Pacific 65 SL
1830 Odontoscion dentex Reef croaker Western Atlantic 30 TL
1903 Odontoscion eurymesops Galapagos croaker Eastern Pacific 25 TL
1898 Odontoscion xanthops Yelloweye croaker Eastern Pacific 30 TL
1831 Ophioscion adustus Croaker Southwest Atlantic
1958 Ophioscion costaricensis Western Atlantic
1882 Ophioscion imiceps Blinkard croaker Eastern Pacific 25 TL
1945 Ophioscion panamensis Panama croaker Western Central Atlantic 9.1 SL
1925 Ophioscion punctatissimus Spotted croaker Western Atlantic 25 TL
1884 Ophioscion scierus Point-Tuza croaker Eastern Pacific 35 TL
1898 Ophioscion simulus Snub-nosed croaker Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL
1897 Ophioscion strabo Squint-eyed croaker Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL
1863 Ophioscion typicus Point-nosed croaker Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL
1867 Ophioscion vermicularis Vermiculated croaker Eastern Pacific 35 TL
1974 Otolithes cuvieri Lesser tigertooth croaker Western Indian Ocean 39 TL
1801 Otolithes ruber Tigertooth croaker Indo-West Pacific 90 TL
1849 Otolithoides biauritus Bronze croaker Indo-West Pacific 160 SL
1822 Otolithoides pama Pama croaker Indo-Pacific 160 TL
1802 Pachypops fourcroi Guyanan croaker South America 25 TL
2002 Pachypops pigmaeus South America 5.6 SL
1849 Pachypops trifilis South America 18.9 SL
1879 Pachyurus adspersus Brazilian croaker South America 26.4 SL
1879 Pachyurus bonariensis La Plata croaker South America 22.6 SL
2001 Pachyurus calhamazon South America 8.1 SL
1830 Pachyurus francisci San Francisco croaker South America 29.7 SL
2001 Pachyurus gabrielensis South America 14.6 SL
2000 Pachyurus junki South America 29.3 SL
1983 Pachyurus paucirastrus South America 14.8 SL
1860 Pachyurus schomburgkii Amazon croaker South America 20.9 SL
1831 Pachyurus squamipennis South America 29.1 SL
2002 Pachyurus stewarti South America 19.2 SL
1977 Panna heterolepis Hooghly croaker Indian Ocean 21.4 SL
1849 Panna microdon Panna croaker Western Central Pacific 30 SL
1926 Panna perarmatus Armour croaker Western Central Pacific 50 SL
1875 Paralonchurus brasiliensis Banded croaker Western Atlantic 30 TL
1869 Paralonchurus dumerilii Suco croaker Eastern Pacific 45 TL
1898 Paralonchurus goodei Goode croaker Eastern Pacific 35 TL
1875 Paralonchurus peruanus Peruvian banded croaker Southeast Pacific 51 TL
1869 Paralonchurus petersii Peters' banded croaker Eastern Pacific 35 TL
1890 Paralonchurus rathbuni Bearded banded croaker Eastern Pacific 30 TL
2001 Paranebris bauchotae Eastern Central Pacific
1830 Paranibea semiluctuosa Half-mourning croaker Indo-West Pacific 40 TL
1801 Pareques acuminatus High-hat Western Atlantic 23 TL
1912 Pareques fuscovittatus Fusco drum Eastern Central Pacific 20 TL
1988 Pareques iwamotoi Blackbar drum Western Atlantic
1947 Pareques lanfeari Royal highhat Southeast Pacific 40 TL
1903 Pareques perissa Odd highhat Southeast Pacific 30 TL
1889 Pareques umbrosus Cubbyu Western Atlantic 25 TL
1898 Pareques viola Gungo highhat Eastern Pacific 25 TL
1793 Pennahia anea Bigeye croaker Indo-West Pacific 30 SL
1782 Pennahia argentata Silver croaker Northwest Pacific 40 SL
1937 Pennahia macrocephalus Big-head pennah croaker Indo-West Pacific 23 SL
1996 Pennahia ovata Eastern Indian Ocean 18 SL
1940 Pennahia pawak Pawak croaker Western Pacific 22 SL
1950 Pentheroscion mbizi Eastern Atlantic 56 TL
1843 Petilipinnis grunniens South America 27.9 SL
1855 Plagioscion auratus Black curbinata South America 34.6 SL
2001 Plagioscion casattii South America 33 SL
2000 Plagioscion montei South America 28.4 SL
1917 Plagioscion pauciradiatus Western Central Atlantic
1840 Plagioscion squamosissimus South American silver croaker South America 80 TL
1873 Plagioscion surinamensis Pacora South America 70 TL
1895 Plagioscion ternetzi Freshwater croaker South America 39 SL
1766 Pogonias cromis Black drum Western Atlantic 170 TL
1802 Protonibea diacanthus Blackspotted croaker Indo-West Pacific 150 SL
1975 Protosciaena bathytatos Deep-water drum Western Atlantic 42 TL
1975 Protosciaena trewavasae New Grenada drum Western Central Atlantic 20 TL
1825 Pseudotolithus elongatus Bobo croaker Eastern Atlantic 47 TL
1863 Pseudotolithus epipercus Guinea croaker Eastern Atlantic 60 TL
1865 Pseudotolithus moorii Cameroon croaker Eastern Atlantic 50 TL
1833 Pseudotolithus senegalensis Cassava croaker Eastern Atlantic 114 TL
1830 Pseudotolithus senegallus Law croaker Eastern Atlantic 230 TL
1863 Pseudotolithus typus Longneck croaker Eastern Atlantic 140 TL
1863 Pteroscion peli Boe drum Eastern Atlantic 32 TL
1849 Pterotolithus lateoides Bigmouth croaker Western Pacific 50 SL
1830 Pterotolithus maculatus Blotched tiger-toothed croaker Indo-Pacific 45 SL
1876 Roncador stearnsii Spotfin croaker Eastern Pacific 70 TL
1946 Sciaena callaensis Southeast Pacific
1846 Sciaena deliciosa Lorna drum South America. 26 FL
1758 Sciaena umbra Brown meagre Eastern Atlantic 70 TL
1883 Sciaena wieneri Southeast Pacific
1766 Sciaenops ocellatus Red drum Western Atlantic 155 TL
1860 Seriphus politus Queen croaker Eastern Pacific 30 TL
1977 Sonorolux fluminis Estuary croaker Western Central Pacific 8 SL
1945 Stellifer brasiliensis Southwest Atlantic 14.5 NG
1983 Stellifer chaoi Western Atlantic 9.7 TL
1867 Stellifer chrysoleuca Shortnose stardrum Eastern Pacific 30 TL
1925 Stellifer colonensis Stardrum Western Atlantic 15 TL
1974 Stellifer ephelis Eastern Pacific
1882 Stellifer ericymba Hollow stardrum Eastern Pacific 15 TL
1876 Stellifer fuerthii White stardrum Eastern Pacific 20 TL
1966 Stellifer griseus Gray stardrum Western Atlantic 18.1 TL
1898 Stellifer illecebrosus Silver stardrum Eastern Pacific 25 TL



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