Umbrina dorsalis  Gill, 1862

Longfin drum
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)
Etymology: Umbrina: Latin, umbra, -ae = shadow, in the sense of phantom; due to its quick movements (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Gill.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 24°N - 3°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55763); common length : 22.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55763)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Body oblong, its back arched; snout prominent; mouth small and inferior; lower jaw enclosed by upper; chin with a stiff barbel; edge of preopercle serrate; lower branch of first gill arch with 18 to 25 gill rakers; second dorsal fin long, with 29 to 33 soft rays; body silvery, bluish-gray; belly pale; flanks with dark stripes; branchial cavity fairly dark (Ref. 55763).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions | Faunafri

Eastern Pacific: Mexico to Ecuador.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in sandy coasts and bays, also in littoral pools (Ref. 9118). Feeds on crustaceans and worms (Ref. 9118). Considered a good food fish (Ref. 9118). Sold fresh and its meat is highly valued (Ref. 55763).

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Chao, L.N., 1995. Sciaenidae. Corvinas, barbiches, bombaches, corvinatas, corvinetas, corvinillas, lambes, pescadillas, roncachos, verrugatos. p. 1427-1518. In W. Fischer, F. Krupp, W. Schneider, C. Sommer, K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) Guia FAO para identificacion de especies para los fines de la pesca. Pacifico Centro-oriental. 3 volumes. 1813 p.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00455 - 0.01912), b=3.09 (2.92 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.39 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.