Sciaenidae

Atlantic Croaker - Micropogonias undulatus
Atlantic Croaker – Micropogonias undulatus

 

Family Sciaenidae

Description

The Scianidae consists of 66 genera and 283 species, colloquially known as the “drums”,  and the “croakers”. Sciaenids inhabit both fresh and saltwater, with only one freshwater species in our area. These fishes are targeted by both commercial and recreational fishermen, and make up a large percentage of the global fisheries yearly take.

 

Species List

Common Name Scientific Name Range
Red Drum Sciaenops ocellatus Range Map
Black Drum Pogonias cromis Range Map
Atlantic Croaker Micropogonias undulatus Range Map
Spot Leiostomus xanthurus Range Map
Spotted Sea Trout Cynoscion nebulosus Range Map
Weakfish Cynoscion regalis Range Map
Cubbyu Pareques umbrosus Range Map
Silver Perch Bairdiella chrysoura Range Map
Freshwater Drum Aplodinotus grunniens Range Map
Northern Kingfish Menticirrhus saxatilis Range Map
Southern Kingfish Menticirrhus americanus Range Map
Gulf Kingfish Menticirrhus littoralis Range Map
Sand Drum Umbrina coroides Range Map
American Stardrum Stellifer lanceolatus Range Map
Jack-Knifefish Equetus lanceolatus Range Map
Blackbar Drum Pareques iwamotoi Range Map
Silver Seatrout Cynoscion nothus Range Map

Gallery

Silver Perch - Bairdiella chrysoura
Silver Perch – Bairdiella chrysoura

 

Bairdiella chrysoura
Silver Perch – Bairdiella chrysoura

 

Red Drum - Sciaenops ocellatus
Red Drum – Sciaenops ocellatus

 

Atlantic Croaker - Micropogonias undulatus
Atlantic Croaker – Micropogonias undulatus

 

Leiostomus xanthurus
Juvenile Spot – Leiostomus xanthurus

 

Gulf Kingfish - Menticirrhus littoralis
Gulf Kingfish – Menticirrhus littoralis

 

Northern Kingfish - Menticirrhus saxatilis
Northern Kingfish – Menticirrhus saxatilis
Southern Kingfish - Menticirrhus americanus
Southern Kingfish – Menticirrhus americanus

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