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Family: Sciaenidae Drums or croakers



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Argyrosomus amoyensis
[Amoy croaker]
No picture found

Max. Length 23 cm SL

 
Argyrosomus beccus
[]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Argyrosomus heinii
[Arabian sea meagre]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Argyrosomus hololepidotus (Lacepède, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Hashemi, S.
 
Argyrosomus hololepidotus
[Southern meagre]
No picture found

Max. Length 145 cm TL

 
Argyrosomus inodorus
[Mild meagre]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by IGFA
 
Argyrosomus regius
[Meagre]



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

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Argyrosomus thorpei
[Squaretail kob]
No picture found

Max. Length 16 cm SL

 
Aspericorvina jubata
[Prickly croaker]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Atractoscion aequidens (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Caine, C.
 
Atractoscion aequidens
[Geelbeck croaker]
No picture found

Max. Length 51.5 cm SL

 
Atractoscion atelodus
[Small lunate caudal fin croaker]
No picture found

Max. Length 29 cm SL

 
Atractoscion macrolepis
[Large scale lunate caudal fin croaker]
No picture found

Max. Length 35.5 cm SL

 
Atractoscion microlepis
[Small scale lunate caudal fin croaker]



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

Photo by Photo by Steele, M.A.
 
Atractoscion nobilis
[White weakfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 46 cm SL

 
Atrobucca adusta
[Scorched croaker]



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

Photo by Photo by Osmany, H.B.
 
Atrobucca alcocki
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 19.7 cm SL

 
Atrobucca antonbruun
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 24 cm SL

 
Atrobucca bengalensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 26 cm SL

 
Atrobucca brevis
[Orange croaker]
No picture found

Max. Length 24.8 cm SL

 
Atrobucca geniae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 25 cm SL

 
Atrobucca kyushini
[Black-spot croaker]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Atrobucca marleyi
[African blackmouth croaker]



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Atrobucca nibe
[Blackmouth croaker]
No picture found

Max. Length 21.9 cm SL

 
Atrobucca trewavasae
[]



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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Austronibea oedogenys
[Yellowtail croaker]



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Bahaba taipingensis
[Chinese bahaba]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Bairdiella icistia
[Ronco croaker]



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

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



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

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



Southeast Pacific

Cheilotrema fasciatum Tschudi, 1846

Photo by Photo by Cáceres, R.
 
Cheilotrema fasciatum
[]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Chrysochir aureus
[Reeve's croaker]



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Collichthys niveatus
[]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Ctenosciaena peruviana
[Peruvian barbel drum]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by INIDEP
 
Cynoscion guatucupa
[Stripped weakfish]



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

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Cynoscion jamaicensis
[Jamaica weakfish]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Cynoscion othonopterus
[Gulf weakfish]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Cynoscion parvipinnis
[Shortfin weakfish]



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Cynoscion regalis
[Squeteague]



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

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Cynoscion reticulatus
[]



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

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Cynoscion similis
[Tonkin weakfish]



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

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Cynoscion squamipinnis
[Weakfish]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Cynoscion virescens
[Green weakfish]



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

Photo by Photo by IGFA
 
Cynoscion xanthulus
[Orangemouth weakfish]



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

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



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

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



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 43.9 cm TL
Elattarchus archidium (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Osmany, H.B.
 
Johnius amblycephalus
[Bearded croaker]
No picture found

Max. Length 23 cm SL

 
Johnius australis
[Bottlenose jewfish]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Johnius borneensis
[Sharpnose hammer croaker]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.2 cm SL

 
Johnius cantori
[]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Johnius distinctus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Johnius dorsalis
[Small kob]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Johnius elongatus
[Spindle croaker]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.8 cm SL

 
Johnius fasciatus
[]



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

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Johnius fuscolineatus
[Bellfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Johnius gangeticus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Johnius glaucus
[Pale spotfin croaker]
No picture found


 
Johnius goldmani
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Johnius grypotus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Johnius heterolepis
[Large-scale croaker]
No picture found

Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Johnius hypostoma
[Small-mouth croaker]



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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Johnius laevis
[Smooth croaker]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Johnius latifrons
[Broad-head croaker]



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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Johnius macropterus
[Largefin croaker]



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

Photo by Photo by Khan, M.M.
 
Johnius macrorhynus
[Big-snout croaker]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15.8 cm SL
Johnius majan Iwatsuki, Jawad & Al-Mamry, 2012

Photo by Photo by Marine Science and Fisheries Centre, Muscat
 
Johnius majan
[Majan croaker]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Johnius mannarensis
[Mannar croaker]
No picture found

Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Johnius novaeguineae
[Paperhead croaker]
No picture found


 
Johnius novaehollandiae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 14 cm SL

 
Johnius pacificus
[Pacific croaker]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.7 cm SL

 
Johnius philippinus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Johnius plagiostoma
[Large-eye croaker]
No picture found

Max. Length 13 cm SL

 
Johnius trachycephalus
[Leaftail croaker]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Johnius trewavasae
[Trewavas croaker]
No picture found

Max. Length 14 cm SL

 
Johnius weberi
[Weber's croaker]



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

Photo by Photo by Hasan, M.E.
 
Kathala axillaris
[Kathala croaker]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Lonchurus elegans
[Blackfin croaker]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Lonchurus lanceolatus
[Longtail croaker]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Hasan, M.E.
 
Macrospinosa cuja
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 143 cm SL

 
Megalonibea fusca
[]



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

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



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

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



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

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



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 52.6 cm TL
Menticirrhus nasus (Günther, 1868)

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



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Menticirrhus ophicephalus
[Snakehead kingcroaker]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by IGFA
 
Menticirrhus undulatus
[California kingcroaker]



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

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



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

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


 
Micropogonias fasciatus
[]



Western to Southwest Atla
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Micropogonias furnieri (Desmarest, 1823)

Photo by Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Micropogonias furnieri
[Whitemouth croaker]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Micropogonias megalops
[]



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Miracorvina angolensis
[Angola croaker]



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Nibea albiflora
[Yellow drum]
No picture found

Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Nibea chui
[Chu's croaker]



Eastern Indian Ocean and

Nibea coibor (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Nibea coibor
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 22 cm SL

 
Nibea leptolepis
[Small scale croaker]



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

Photo by Photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)
 
Nibea maculata
[Blotched croaker]
No picture found

Max. Length 23 cm SL

 
Nibea microgenys
[Small-jaw croaker]
No picture found

Max. Length 75 cm SL

 
Nibea mitsukurii
[Honnibe croaker]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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


 
Ophioscion adustus
[Croaker]
No picture found


 
Ophioscion costaricensis
[]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Ophioscion imiceps
[Blinkard croaker]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.1 cm SL

 
Ophioscion panamensis
[Panama croaker]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Hasan, M.E.
 
Otolithoides pama
[Pama croaker]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Casatti, L.
 
Pachypops pigmaeus
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Casatti, L.
 
Pachypops trifilis
[]



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

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



South America
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Pachyurus bonariensis Steindachner, 1879

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



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

Photo by Photo by Casatti, L.
 
Pachyurus calhamazon
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Bentinho, A.
 
Pachyurus francisci
[San Francisco croaker]



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

Photo by Photo by Casatti, L.
 
Pachyurus gabrielensis
[]



South America
Max. Length 35.5 cm TL
Pachyurus junki Soares & Casatti, 2000

Photo by Photo by Casatti, L.
 
Pachyurus junki
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Casatti, L.
 
Pachyurus paucirastrus
[]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Casatti, L.
 
Pachyurus squamipennis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 19.2 cm SL

 
Pachyurus stewarti
[]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 21.4 cm SL
Panna heterolepis Trewavas, 1977

Photo by Photo by Rahman, A.K.A.
 
Panna heterolepis
[Hooghly croaker]
No picture found

Max. Length 30 cm SL

 
Panna microdon
[Panna croaker]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Panna perarmatus (Chabanaud, 1926)

Photo by Photo by Hedianto, D.A.
 
Panna perarmatus
[Armour croaker]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



Eastern Central Pacific

Paranebris bauchotae Chao, Béarez & Robertson, 2001

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Paranebris bauchotae
[]



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

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



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

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



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

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



Western Atlantic

Pareques iwamotoi Miller & Woods, 1988

Photo by Photo by Porcelli, D.
 
Pareques iwamotoi
[Blackbar drum]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 27.8 cm SL
Pennahia macrocephalus (Tang, 1937)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pennahia macrocephalus
[Big-head pennah croaker]
No picture found

Max. Length 18 cm SL

 
Pennahia ovata
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 23.2 cm SL
Pennahia pawak (Lin, 1940)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Pennahia pawak
[Pawak croaker]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Pentheroscion mbizi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 27.9 cm SL

 
Petilipinnis grunniens
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Casatti, L.
 
Plagioscion auratus
[Black curbinata]
No picture found

Max. Length 33 cm SL

 
Plagioscion casattii
[]



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

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


 
Plagioscion pauciradiatus
[]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Casatti, L.
 
Plagioscion surinamensis
[Pacora]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Protosciaena bathytatos
[Deep-water drum]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Protosciaena trewavasae
[New Grenada drum]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Pseudotolithus elongatus
[Bobo croaker]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Pseudotolithus epipercus
[Guinea croaker]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Pseudotolithus moorii
[Cameroon croaker]



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

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Pseudotolithus senegalensis
[Cassava croaker]



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

Photo by Photo by IGFA
 
Pseudotolithus senegallus
[Law croaker]



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

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Pseudotolithus typus
[Longneck croaker]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Pteroscion peli
[Boe drum]
No picture found

Max. Length 50 cm SL

 
Pterotolithus lateoides
[Bigmouth croaker]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Roncador stearnsii
[Spotfin croaker]



Southeast Pacific

Sciaena callaensis Hildebrand, 1946

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Sciaena umbra
[Brown meagre]
No picture found


 
Sciaena wieneri
[]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Seriphus politus
[Queen croaker]
No picture found

Max. Length 8 cm SL

 
Sonorolux fluminis
[Estuary croaker]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Stellifer brasiliensis (Schultz, 1945)

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Stellifer brasiliensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.7 cm TL

 
Stellifer chaoi
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Stellifer chrysoleuca
[Shortnose stardrum]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Stellifer colonensis
[Stardrum]



Eastern Pacific

Stellifer ephelis Chirichigno F., 1974

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Stellifer ephelis
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20.1 cm TL
Stellifer ericymba (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

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



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Aplodinotus grunniens Freshwater drum North and Central America 95 TL 1819
Argyrosomus amoyensis Amoy croaker Indo-West Pacific 40 SL 1863
Argyrosomus beccus Western Indian Ocean 23 SL 1994
Argyrosomus coronus Dusky kob Southeast Atlantic 200 TL 1995
Argyrosomus heinii Arabian sea meagre Western Indian Ocean 60 TL 1902
Argyrosomus hololepidotus Southern meagre Indian Ocean 200 TL 1801
Argyrosomus inodorus Mild meagre Southeast Atlantic 145 TL 1995
Argyrosomus japonicus Japanese meagre Indo-West Pacific 181 TL 1843
Argyrosomus regius Meagre Eastern Atlantic 230 TL 1801
Argyrosomus thorpei Squaretail kob Western Indian Ocean 71 TL 1977
Aspericorvina jubata Prickly croaker Indo-Pacific 16 SL 1855
Atractoscion aequidens Geelbeck croaker Western Indian Ocean 130 TL 1830
Atractoscion atelodus Small lunate caudal fin croaker Southwestern Pacific 51.5 SL 1867
Atractoscion macrolepis Large scale lunate caudal fin croaker Southeast Atlantic 29 SL 2017
Atractoscion microlepis Small scale lunate caudal fin croaker Western Indian Ocean 35.5 SL 2017
Atractoscion nobilis White weakfish Eastern Pacific 166 TL 1860
Atrobucca adusta Scorched croaker Southwest Pacific 46 SL 1988
Atrobucca alcocki Western Indian Ocean 21.6 SL 1980
Atrobucca antonbruun Eastern Indian Ocean 19.7 SL 1995
Atrobucca bengalensis Eastern Indian Ocean 24 SL 1995
Atrobucca brevis Orange croaker Western Pacific 26 SL 1988
Atrobucca geniae Western Indian Ocean 24.8 SL 1987
Atrobucca kyushini Black-spot croaker Southwest Pacific 25 SL 1988
Atrobucca marleyi African blackmouth croaker Western Indian Ocean 16.2 SL 1922
Atrobucca nibe Blackmouth croaker Indo-West Pacific 45 SL 1911
Atrobucca trewavasae Indian Ocean 21.9 SL 1975
Austronibea oedogenys Yellowtail croaker Western Pacific 20 SL 1977
Bahaba chaptis Chaptis bahaba Eastern Indian Ocean 50 TL 1822
Bahaba polykladiskos Spine bahaba Western Pacific 40 SL 1852
Bahaba taipingensis Chinese bahaba Northwest Pacific 200 TL 1932
Bairdiella armata Armed croaker Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL 1863
Bairdiella chrysoura Silver perch Western Atlantic 30 TL 1802
Bairdiella ensifera Swordspine croaker Eastern Pacific 35 TL 1882
Bairdiella icistia Ronco croaker Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL 1882
Bairdiella ronchus Ground croaker Western Atlantic 35 TL 1830
Boesemania microlepis Boeseman croaker Asia 100 SL 1858
Cheilotrema fasciatum Southeast Pacific 1846
Cheilotrema saturnum Black croaker Eastern Pacific 45 TL 1858
Chrysochir aureus Reeve's croaker Indo-Pacific 30 SL 1846
Cilus gilberti Corvina drum Southeast Pacific 60 TL 1899
Collichthys lucidus Western Pacific 17 SL 1844
Collichthys niveatus Western Pacific 15 SL 1906
Corvula batabana Blue croaker Western Atlantic 25 TL 1860
Corvula macrops Vacuocua croaker Eastern Central Pacific 25 TL 1876
Corvula sanctaeluciae Striped croaker Western Atlantic 26 TL 1890
Ctenosciaena gracilicirrhus Barbel drum Western Atlantic 21 TL 1919
Ctenosciaena peruviana Peruvian barbel drum Southeast Pacific 21 TL 1969
Cynoscion acoupa Acoupa weakfish Western Atlantic 110 TL 1801
Cynoscion albus Whitefin weakfish Eastern Pacific 130 TL 1864
Cynoscion analis Peruvian weakfish Eastern Pacific 47 TL 1842
Cynoscion arenarius Sand weakfish Western Atlantic 63.5 TL 1930
Cynoscion guatucupa Stripped weakfish Southwest Atlantic 50 TL 1830
Cynoscion jamaicensis Jamaica weakfish Western Atlantic 50 TL 1883
Cynoscion leiarchus Smooth weakfish Western Atlantic 90.8 TL 1830
Cynoscion microlepidotus Smallscale weakfish Western Atlantic 92 TL 1830
Cynoscion nannus Dwarf weakfish Eastern Central Pacific 27 TL 1976
Cynoscion nebulosus Spotted weakfish Western Atlantic 100 TL 1830
Cynoscion nortoni hake weakfish Southeast Pacific 40 TL 2001
Cynoscion nothus Silver seatrout Western Atlantic 36 TL 1848
Cynoscion othonopterus Gulf weakfish Eastern Central Pacific 70 TL 1882
Cynoscion parvipinnis Shortfin weakfish Eastern Pacific 69 TL 1861
Cynoscion phoxocephalus Cachema weakfish Eastern Pacific 60 TL 1882
Cynoscion praedatorius Boccone weakfish Eastern Central Pacific 110 TL 1889
Cynoscion regalis Squeteague Western Atlantic 98 TL 1801
Cynoscion reticulatus Eastern Central Pacific 90 TL 1864
Cynoscion similis Tonkin weakfish Western Atlantic 60 TL 1968
Cynoscion squamipinnis Weakfish Eastern Pacific 64 TL 1867
Cynoscion steindachneri Smalltooth weakfish Western Atlantic 110 TL 1889
Cynoscion stolzmanni Stolzmann's weakfish Eastern Pacific 115 TL 1879
Cynoscion striatus Striped weakfish Southwest Atlantic 60 TL 1829
Cynoscion virescens Green weakfish Western Atlantic 115 TL 1830
Cynoscion xanthulus Orangemouth weakfish Eastern Pacific 129 TL 1882
Daysciaena albida Bengal corvina Indian Ocean 90 SL 1830
Dendrophysa russelii Goatee croaker Indo-Pacific 25 SL 1829
Elattarchus archidium Bluestreak drum Eastern Central Pacific 43.9 TL 1882
Equetus lanceolatus Jack-knifefish Western Atlantic 25 TL 1758
Equetus punctatus Spotted drum Western Atlantic 27 TL 1801
Genyonemus lineatus White croaker Eastern Pacific 41 TL 1855
Isopisthus parvipinnis Bigtooth corvina Western Atlantic 25 TL 1830
Isopisthus remifer Silver weakfish Eastern Pacific 36 TL 1882
Johnius amblycephalus Bearded croaker Indo-West Pacific 25 SL 1855
Johnius australis Bottlenose jewfish Southwest Pacific 23 SL 1880
Johnius belangerii Belanger's croaker Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1830
Johnius borneensis Sharpnose hammer croaker Indo-West Pacific 34.8 TL 1851
Johnius cantori Eastern Indian Ocean 10.2 SL 1874
Johnius carouna Caroun croaker Indo-West Pacific 25 SL 1830
Johnius carutta Karut croaker Indian Ocean 30 SL 1793
Johnius coitor Coitor croaker Indo-West Pacific 16 SL 1822
Johnius distinctus Northwest Pacific 22 SL 1916
Johnius dorsalis Small kob Western Indian Ocean 40 TL 1855
Johnius dussumieri Sin croaker Indian Ocean 40 TL 1830
Johnius elongatus Spindle croaker Western Indian Ocean 30 TL 1976
Johnius fasciatus Asia 14.8 SL 1963
Johnius fuscolineatus Bellfish Western Indian Ocean 14 SL 1923
Johnius gangeticus Asia 12 SL 1991
Johnius glaucus Pale spotfin croaker Western Indian Ocean 30 TL 1876
Johnius goldmani Western Central Pacific 1855
Johnius grypotus Northwest Pacific 13.7 SL 1846
Johnius heterolepis Large-scale croaker Indo-Pacific 15 SL 1873
Johnius hypostoma Small-mouth croaker Indo-Pacific 12 SL 1854
Johnius laevis Smooth croaker Indo-West Pacific 14 SL 1991
Johnius latifrons Broad-head croaker Indo-Pacific 15 SL 1992
Johnius macropterus Largefin croaker Indo-West Pacific 25 TL 1853
Johnius macrorhynus Big-snout croaker Indo-Pacific 30 SL 1976
Johnius majan Majan croaker Western Indian Ocean 15.8 SL 2012
Johnius mannarensis Mannar croaker Indian Ocean 16 SL 1971
Johnius novaeguineae Paperhead croaker Western Central Pacific 9 SL 1950
Johnius novaehollandiae Southwest Pacific 1866
Johnius pacificus Pacific croaker Western Central Pacific 14 SL 1941
Johnius philippinus Western Central Pacific 6.7 SL 1999
Johnius plagiostoma Large-eye croaker Indo-West Pacific 10 SL 1849
Johnius trachycephalus Leaftail croaker Indo-Pacific 13 SL 1851
Johnius trewavasae Trewavas croaker Western Pacific 15 SL 1992
Johnius weberi Weber's croaker Southwest Pacific 14 SL 1936
Kathala axillaris Kathala croaker Indian Ocean 27 TL 1830
Larimichthys crocea Large yellow croaker Northwest Pacific 80 TL 1846
Larimichthys pamoides Southern yellow croaker Western Central Pacific 13.5 SL 1964
Larimichthys polyactis Yellow croaker Northwest Pacific 40 SL 1877
Larimus acclivis Steeplined drum Eastern Pacific 26 TL 1898
Larimus argenteus Silver drum Eastern Pacific 35 TL 1863
Larimus breviceps Shorthead drum Western Atlantic 31 TL 1830
Larimus effulgens Shining drum Eastern Pacific 30 TL 1898
Larimus fasciatus Banded drum Western Atlantic 25 TL 1855
Larimus pacificus Pacific drum Eastern Pacific 32 TL 1890
Leiostomus xanthurus Spot croaker Western Atlantic 36 TL 1802
Lonchurus elegans Blackfin croaker Western Atlantic 32 TL 1948
Lonchurus lanceolatus Longtail croaker Western Atlantic 30 TL 1788
Macrodon ancylodon King weakfish Western Atlantic 45 TL 1801
Macrodon atricauda Southern King Weakfish Southwest Atlantic 46 TL 1880
Macrodon mordax Dogteeth weakfish Eastern Pacific 50 TL 1904
Macrospinosa cuja Indian Ocean 152 TL 1822
Megalonibea fusca Northwest Pacific 143 SL 1963
Menticirrhus americanus Southern kingcroaker Western Atlantic 50 TL 1758
Menticirrhus elongatus Pacific kingcroaker Eastern Pacific 52 TL 1864
Menticirrhus littoralis Gulf kingcroaker Western Atlantic 48.3 TL 1847
Menticirrhus nasus Highfin king croaker Eastern Pacific 52.6 TL 1868
Menticirrhus ophicephalus Snakehead kingcroaker Eastern Pacific 45 TL 1840
Menticirrhus paitensis Paita kingcroaker Eastern Pacific 40 TL 1946
Menticirrhus panamensis Panama kingcroaker Eastern Central Pacific 75 TL 1876
Menticirrhus saxatilis Northern kingfish Western Atlantic 46 TL 1801
Menticirrhus undulatus California kingcroaker Eastern Pacific 71 TL 1854
Micropogonias altipinnis Tallfin croaker Eastern Pacific 90 TL 1864
Micropogonias ectenes Slender croaker Eastern Central Pacific 40 TL 1882
Micropogonias fasciatus Southeast Pacific 1961
Micropogonias furnieri Whitemouth croaker Western to Southwest Atla 60 SL 1823
Micropogonias megalops Eastern Central Pacific 40 TL 1890
Micropogonias undulatus Atlantic croaker Western Atlantic 55 TL 1766
Miichthys miiuy Mi-iuy croaker Northwest Pacific 70 SL 1855
Miracorvina angolensis Angola croaker Eastern Atlantic 128 TL 1935
Nebris microps Smalleye croaker Western Atlantic 40 TL 1830
Nebris occidentalis Pacific smalleye croaker Eastern Pacific 60 TL 1897
Nibea albiflora Yellow drum Northwest Pacific 43.5 SL 1846
Nibea chui Chu's croaker Northwest Pacific 40 TL 1971
Nibea coibor Eastern Indian Ocean and 1822
Nibea leptolepis Small scale croaker Western Central Pacific 22 SL 1918
Nibea maculata Blotched croaker Indian Ocean 30 TL 1801
Nibea microgenys Small-jaw croaker Western Central Pacific 23 SL 1992
Nibea mitsukurii Honnibe croaker Northwest Pacific 75 SL 1900
Nibea semifasciata Sharpnose croaker Western Pacific 24 SL 1963
Nibea soldado Soldier croaker Indo-West Pacific 60 SL 1802
Nibea squamosa Scale croaker Western Central Pacific 65 SL 1992
Odontoscion dentex Reef croaker Western Atlantic 30 TL 1830
Odontoscion eurymesops Galapagos croaker Eastern Pacific 25 TL 1903
Odontoscion xanthops Yelloweye croaker Eastern Pacific 30 TL 1898
Ophioscion adustus Croaker Southwest Atlantic 1831
Ophioscion costaricensis Western Atlantic 1958
Ophioscion imiceps Blinkard croaker Eastern Pacific 25 TL 1882
Ophioscion panamensis Panama croaker Western Central Atlantic 9.1 SL 1945
Ophioscion punctatissimus Spotted croaker Western Atlantic 25 TL 1925
Ophioscion scierus Point-Tuza croaker Eastern Pacific 35 TL 1884
Ophioscion simulus Snub-nosed croaker Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL 1898
Ophioscion strabo Squint-eyed croaker Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL 1897
Ophioscion typicus Point-nosed croaker Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL 1863
Ophioscion vermicularis Vermiculated croaker Eastern Pacific 35 TL 1867
Otolithes cuvieri Lesser tigertooth croaker Western Indian Ocean 39 TL 1974
Otolithes ruber Tigertooth croaker Indo-West Pacific 90 TL 1801
Otolithoides biauritus Bronze croaker Indo-West Pacific 160 SL 1849
Otolithoides pama Pama croaker Indo-Pacific 160 TL 1822
Pachypops fourcroi Guyanan croaker South America 25 TL 1802
Pachypops pigmaeus South America 5.6 SL 2002
Pachypops trifilis South America 18.9 SL 1849
Pachyurus adspersus Brazilian croaker South America 26.4 SL 1879
Pachyurus bonariensis La Plata croaker South America 25 SL 1879
Pachyurus calhamazon South America 8.1 SL 2001
Pachyurus francisci San Francisco croaker South America 29.7 SL 1830
Pachyurus gabrielensis South America 14.6 SL 2001
Pachyurus junki South America 35.5 TL 2000
Pachyurus paucirastrus South America 14.8 SL 1983
Pachyurus schomburgkii Amazon croaker South America 20.9 SL 1860
Pachyurus squamipennis South America 29.1 SL 1831
Pachyurus stewarti South America 19.2 SL 2002
Panna heterolepis Hooghly croaker Indian Ocean 21.4 SL 1977
Panna microdon Panna croaker Western Central Pacific 30 SL 1849
Panna perarmatus Armour croaker Western Central Pacific 50 SL 1926
Paralonchurus brasiliensis Banded croaker Western Atlantic 30 TL 1875
Paralonchurus dumerilii Suco croaker Eastern Pacific 45 TL 1869
Paralonchurus goodei Goode croaker Eastern Pacific 35 TL 1898
Paralonchurus peruanus Peruvian banded croaker Eastern Pacific 51 TL 1875
Paralonchurus petersii Peters' banded croaker Eastern Pacific 35 TL 1869
Paralonchurus rathbuni Bearded banded croaker Eastern Pacific 30 TL 1890
Paranebris bauchotae Eastern Central Pacific 2001
Paranibea semiluctuosa Half-mourning croaker Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1830
Pareques acuminatus High-hat Western Atlantic 23 TL 1801
Pareques fuscovittatus Fusco drum Eastern Central Pacific 20 TL 1912
Pareques iwamotoi Blackbar drum Western Atlantic 1988
Pareques lanfeari Royal highhat Southeast Pacific 40 TL 1947
Pareques perissa Odd highhat Southeast Pacific 30 TL 1903
Pareques umbrosus Cubbyu Western Atlantic 25 TL 1889
Pareques viola Gungo highhat Eastern Pacific 25 TL 1898
Pennahia anea Donkey croaker Indo-West Pacific 30 SL 1793
Pennahia argentata Silver croaker Northwest Pacific 40 SL 1782
Pennahia macrocephalus Big-head pennah croaker Indo-West Pacific 27.8 SL 1937
Pennahia ovata Eastern Indian Ocean 18 SL 1996
Pennahia pawak Pawak croaker Western Pacific 23.2 SL 1940
Pentheroscion mbizi Eastern Atlantic 56 TL 1950
Petilipinnis grunniens South America 27.9 SL 1843
Plagioscion auratus Black curbinata South America 34.6 SL 1855
Plagioscion casattii South America 33 SL 2001
Plagioscion montei South America 28.4 SL 2000
Plagioscion pauciradiatus Western Central Atlantic 1917
Plagioscion squamosissimus South American silver croaker South America 80 TL 1840
Plagioscion surinamensis Pacora South America 70 TL 1873
Plagioscion ternetzi Freshwater croaker South America 39 SL 1895
Pogonias cromis Black drum Western Atlantic 170 TL 1766
Protonibea diacanthus Blackspotted croaker Indo-West Pacific 150 SL 1802
Protosciaena bathytatos Deep-water drum Western Atlantic 42 TL 1975
Protosciaena trewavasae New Grenada drum Western Central Atlantic 20 TL 1975
Pseudotolithus elongatus Bobo croaker Eastern Atlantic 47 TL 1825
Pseudotolithus epipercus Guinea croaker Eastern Atlantic 60 TL 1863
Pseudotolithus moorii Cameroon croaker Eastern Atlantic 50 TL 1865
Pseudotolithus senegalensis Cassava croaker Eastern Atlantic 114 TL 1833
Pseudotolithus senegallus Law croaker Eastern Atlantic 230 TL 1830
Pseudotolithus typus Longneck croaker Eastern Atlantic 140 TL 1863
Pteroscion peli Boe drum Eastern Atlantic 32 TL 1863
Pterotolithus lateoides Bigmouth croaker Western Pacific 50 SL 1849
Pterotolithus maculatus Blotched tiger-toothed croaker Indo-Pacific 45 SL 1830
Roncador stearnsii Spotfin croaker Eastern Pacific 70 TL 1876
Sciaena callaensis Southeast Pacific 1946
Sciaena deliciosa Lorna drum South America. 26 FL 1846
Sciaena umbra Brown meagre Eastern Atlantic 70 TL 1758
Sciaena wieneri Southeast Pacific 1883
Sciaenops ocellatus Red drum Western Atlantic 155 TL 1766
Seriphus politus Queen croaker Eastern Pacific 30 TL 1860
Sonorolux fluminis Estuary croaker Western Central Pacific 8 SL 1977
Stellifer brasiliensis Southwest Atlantic 17 TL 1945
Stellifer chaoi Western Atlantic 9.7 TL 1983
Stellifer chrysoleuca Shortnose stardrum Eastern Pacific 30 TL 1867
Stellifer colonensis Stardrum Western Atlantic 15 TL 1925
Stellifer ephelis Eastern Pacific 1974
Stellifer ericymba Hollow stardrum Eastern Pacific 20.1 TL 1882



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