Croakers


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Croakers

 

several fish of the family Sciaenidae of the order Percomorphi. In the USSR there are two species: Umbrina cirrhosa, a large fish (maximum length, 1.5 m; maximum weight, 30 kg) with a barbel on its lower jaw, and Sciaena umbra, a smaller fish (maximum length, 0.7 m; maximum weight, 4 kg) with no barbels. Both species are found in the Atlantic Ocean near the coast of southern Europe and Africa, and in the USSR they are found in the Black Sea. They have little commercial value.

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Such investigation includes the effects of long-term exploitation of demersal's fish populations off the coast of Sierra Leone, West Africa by Coutin and Payne [5]; the growth, maturity and mortality of the sciaenidae of the tropical West Africa and those on biological data of West African croakers carried out by Longhurst [6,7].
Duration of spawning season ranged from 2 months (Black Drum) to 7-10 months for White Croaker (Genyonemus lineatus), a Pacific species.
Atlantic croakers spawn in coastal waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico from September to May, depending on the region, and postlarvae are transported into estuaries where they take residence in marshes and seagrass beds.
Croakers are a "pretty typical Gulf fish," says Prosanta Chakrabarty, a fish biologist at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
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Peter Thomas and his colleagues at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas have now shown that some Atlantic croakers (Micropogonias undulatus) in the Gulf of Mexico have underdeveloped sperm and eggs.
Catfish, mullet, jacks, croakers, cowfish, guitarfish, stingrays, crabs and crayfish, are common meals for the lemon shark.
He also reports frogs back in his garden pond on February 11, where last year there were more than 45 croakers.
It wasn't 20 minutes before we began encountering croakers feeding on a slight contour break in 4 feet of water, and I drilled a pair of unsuspecting fish as they munched on crayfish in the crystalline water.
Even if the Terminator himself were to ambush the carpetbagging croakers, which lay up to 20,000 eggs at a time, he'd find himself saying ``I'll be back'' quite regularly.
For the Asian market, meanwhile, it is already producing whole frozen croakers in a whole round form.