Umbrina cirrosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Shi drum
photo by De Sanctis, A.

Family:  Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)
Max. size:  73 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 3,100.0 g
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 100 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Bay of Biscay and Gibraltar to southern Morocco, including the Mediterranean, Black Sea and Sea of Azov. Records south of Morocco have not been supported with descriptions.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 22-23
Biology:  Found over rocky and sandy bottoms in coastal waters. Juveniles enter estuaries. Feed on bottom invertebrates.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Papasissi, Christine - 17.10.90
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 29.06.16
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 08.08.94

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