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member of the abundant and varied family Sciaenidae, carnivorous, spiny-finned fishes including the weakfishes, the drums, and the kingcroakers (or kingfish). The croaker has a compressed, elongated body similar to that of the bass.
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Softshell and river turtles (Trionyx ferox and Pseudemys floridana), which are usually considered to be freshwater species, commonly occur in tidal riverine situations in gulf coastal rivers in Florida (Suwanee, Waccassasa, Withlacoochie) today, where sharks, rays, weakfishes, sheepshead, croakers, and drum are also found in abundance, especially at high tides (J.
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Review of the weakfishes (Cynoscion) of the Atlantic and gulf coasts of the United States, with a description of a new species.