kingcroaker


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Related to kingcroaker: Menticirrhus saxatilis

kingcroaker:

see croakercroaker,
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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Twenty-one out of 25 individuals were in the kingcroaker (Menticirrhus spp.) net, three in the hake (Urophycis brasiliensis) net and one in the flounder (Paralichthys patagonicus) net.
Silver John dory * Zenopsis conchiffera Skate Rioraja agassizii, Atlantoraja castelnaui, Psammobatis spp., Sympterygia spp., Dipturus spp., Atlantoraja platana Southern kingcroaker Menticirrhus spp.
Mixed fishes metier also had whitemouth croaker as the main catch component but other species such as leatherjacket (Oligoplites spp.), kingcroaker (Menticirrhus americanus) and Jamaica weakfish (Cynoscion jamaicensis) played an important role in the composition of the landings.
The selected species are listed as follows: catfishes (Ariidae), kingcroaker (Menticirrhus spp.), whitemouth croaker (Micropogonias furnieri), largehead hairtail (Trichiurus lepturus), Jamaica weakfish (Cynoscion jamaicencis), flounders (Paralichthyidae), acoupa weakfish (Cynoscion acoupa), smooth weakfish (Cynoscion leiarchus), green weakfish (Cynoscion virescens), southern king weakfish (Macrodon atricauda) and grey triggerfish (Balistes capriscus).
(2008) Argentine 6% croaker (Umbrina canosai) Brazilian 5% codling (Urophycis brasiliensis) Stripped 3% weakfish (Cynoscion guatucupa) Tope shark 2% (Galeorhinus galeus) Bluefish 2% (Pomatomus saltatrix) "Mix 1" 2% (Brazilian codling and flounder, Paralichthys spp.) "Mix 2" 1% (Stripped weakfish and whitemouth croaker) Flounder 1% (Paralichthys spp.) Leatherjack 1% (Parona signata) "Other bony < 1% fishes": white and guri sea catfish (Genidens spp.), Argentine hake (Merluccius hubbsi), South American silver porgy (Diplodus argenteus), black drum (Pogonias cromis), wreckfish (Polyprion americanus), Brazilian menha- den (Brevoortia aurea) and southern kingcroaker (Menticirrhus americanus).