Cynoscion xanthulus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
Orangemouth weakfish
photo by IGFA

Family:  Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)
Max. size:  129 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 25 kg
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 1 - 50 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Mexico. Introduced into the highly saline waters of Salton Sea in southern California, USA.
Biology:  Inhabits coastal waters (Ref. 9118).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 23 May 2007 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 15.07.15
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 19.07.95

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