286 Species in Family Sciaenidae
Nominal species list for Sciaenidae
Scientific Name Author English Name
Aplodinotus grunniens Rafinesque, 1819 Freshwater drum
Argyrosomus amoyensis (Bleeker, 1863) Amoy croaker
Argyrosomus beccus Sasaki, 1994
Argyrosomus coronus Griffiths & Heemstra, 1995 Dusky kob
Argyrosomus heinii (Steindachner, 1902) Arabian sea meagre
Argyrosomus hololepidotus (Lacepède, 1801) Southern meagre
Argyrosomus inodorus Griffiths & Heemstra, 1995 Mild meagre
Argyrosomus japonicus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843) Japanese meagre
Argyrosomus regius (Asso, 1801) Meagre
Argyrosomus thorpei Smith, 1977 Squaretail kob
Aspericorvina jubata (Bleeker, 1855) Prickly croaker
Atractoscion aequidens (Cuvier, 1830) Geelbeck croaker
Atractoscion atelodus (Günther, 1867) Small lunate caudal fin croaker
Atractoscion macrolepis Song, Kim & Kang, 2017 Large scale lunate caudal fin croaker
Atractoscion microlepis Song, Kim & Kang, 2017 Small scale lunate caudal fin croaker
Atractoscion nobilis (Ayres, 1860) White weakfish
Atrobucca adusta Sasaki & Kailola, 1988 Scorched croaker
Atrobucca alcocki Talwar, 1980
Atrobucca antonbruun Sasaki, 1995
Atrobucca bengalensis Sasaki, 1995
Atrobucca brevis Sasaki & Kailola, 1988 Orange croaker
Atrobucca geniae Ben-Tuvia & Trewavas, 1987
Atrobucca kyushini Sasaki & Kailola, 1988 Black-spot croaker
Atrobucca marleyi (Norman, 1922) African blackmouth croaker
Atrobucca nibe (Jordan & Thompson, 1911) Blackmouth croaker
Atrobucca trewavasae Talwar & Sathirajan, 1975
Austronibea oedogenys Trewavas, 1977 Yellowtail croaker
Bahaba chaptis (Hamilton, 1822) Chaptis bahaba
Bahaba polykladiskos (Bleeker, 1852) Spine bahaba
Bahaba taipingensis (Herre, 1932) Chinese bahaba
Bairdiella armata Gill, 1863 Armed croaker
Bairdiella chrysoura (Lacepède, 1802) Silver perch
Bairdiella ensifera (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882) Swordspine croaker
Bairdiella icistia (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882) Ronco croaker
Bairdiella ronchus (Cuvier, 1830) Ground croaker
Boesemania microlepis (Bleeker, 1858) Boeseman croaker
Cheilotrema fasciatum Tschudi, 1846
Cheilotrema saturnum (Girard, 1858) Black croaker
Chrysochir aureus (Richardson, 1846) Reeve's croaker
Cilus gilberti (Abbott, 1899) Corvina drum
Collichthys lucidus (Richardson, 1844)
Collichthys niveatus Jordan & Starks, 1906
Corvula batabana (Poey, 1860) Blue croaker
Corvula macrops (Steindachner, 1876) Vacuocua croaker
Corvula sanctaeluciae Jordan, 1890 Striped croaker
Ctenosciaena gracilicirrhus (Metzelaar, 1919) Barbel drum
Ctenosciaena peruviana Chirichigno F., 1969 Peruvian barbel drum
Cynoscion acoupa (Lacepède, 1801) Acoupa weakfish
Cynoscion albus (Günther, 1864) Whitefin weakfish
Cynoscion analis (Jenyns, 1842) Peruvian weakfish
Cynoscion arenarius Ginsburg, 1930 Sand weakfish
Cynoscion guatucupa (Cuvier, 1830) Stripped weakfish
Cynoscion jamaicensis (Vaillant & Bocourt, 1883) Jamaica weakfish
Cynoscion leiarchus (Cuvier, 1830) Smooth weakfish
Cynoscion microlepidotus (Cuvier, 1830) Smallscale weakfish
Cynoscion nannus Castro-Aguirre & Arvizu-Martinez, 1976 Dwarf weakfish
Cynoscion nebulosus (Cuvier, 1830) Spotted weakfish
Cynoscion nortoni Béarez, 2001 hake weakfish
Cynoscion nothus (Holbrook, 1848) Silver seatrout
Cynoscion othonopterus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882 Gulf weakfish
Cynoscion parvipinnis Ayres, 1861 Shortfin weakfish
Cynoscion phoxocephalus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882 Cachema weakfish
Cynoscion praedatorius (Jordan & Gilbert, 1889) Boccone weakfish
Cynoscion regalis (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) Squeteague
Cynoscion reticulatus (Günther, 1864)
Cynoscion similis Randall & Cervigón, 1968 Tonkin weakfish
Cynoscion squamipinnis (Günther, 1867) Weakfish
Cynoscion steindachneri (Jordan, 1889) Smalltooth weakfish
Cynoscion stolzmanni (Steindachner, 1879) Stolzmann's weakfish
Cynoscion striatus (Cuvier, 1829) Striped weakfish
Cynoscion virescens (Cuvier, 1830) Green weakfish
Cynoscion xanthulus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882 Orangemouth weakfish
Daysciaena albida (Cuvier, 1830) Bengal corvina
Dendrophysa russelii (Cuvier, 1829) Goatee croaker
Elattarchus archidium (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882) Bluestreak drum
Equetus lanceolatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Jack-knifefish
Equetus punctatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) Spotted drum
Genyonemus lineatus (Ayres, 1855) White croaker
Isopisthus parvipinnis (Cuvier, 1830) Bigtooth corvina
Isopisthus remifer Jordan & Gilbert, 1882 Silver weakfish
Johnius amblycephalus (Bleeker, 1855) Bearded croaker
Johnius australis (Günther, 1880) Bottlenose jewfish
Johnius belangerii (Cuvier, 1830) Belanger's croaker
Johnius borneensis (Bleeker, 1851) Sharpnose hammer croaker
Johnius cantori Bleeker, 1874
Johnius carouna (Cuvier, 1830) Caroun croaker
Johnius carutta Bloch, 1793 Karut croaker
Johnius coitor (Hamilton, 1822) Coitor croaker
Johnius distinctus (Tanaka, 1916)
Johnius dorsalis (Peters, 1855) Small kob
Johnius dussumieri (Cuvier, 1830) Sin croaker
Johnius elongatus Lal Mohan, 1976 Spindle croaker
Johnius fasciatus Chu, Lo & Wu, 1963
Johnius fuscolineatus (von Bonde, 1923) Bellfish
Johnius gangeticus Talwar, 1991
Johnius glaucus (Day, 1876) Pale spotfin croaker
Johnius goldmani (Bleeker, 1855)
Johnius grypotus (Richardson, 1846)
Johnius heterolepis Bleeker, 1873 Large-scale croaker
Johnius hypostoma (Bleeker, 1854) Small-mouth croaker
Johnius laevis Sasaki & Kailola, 1991 Smooth croaker
Johnius latifrons Sasaki, 1992 Broad-head croaker
Johnius macropterus (Bleeker, 1853) Largefin croaker
Johnius macrorhynus (Lal Mohan, 1976) Big-snout croaker
Johnius majan Iwatsuki, Jawad & Al-Mamry, 2012 Majan croaker
Johnius mannarensis Lal Mohan, 1971 Mannar croaker
Johnius novaeguineae (Nichols, 1950) Paperhead croaker
Johnius novaehollandiae (Steindachner, 1866)
Johnius pacificus Hardenberg, 1941 Pacific croaker
Johnius philippinus Sasaki, 1999
Johnius plagiostoma (Bleeker, 1849) Large-eye croaker
Johnius trachycephalus (Bleeker, 1851) Leaftail croaker
Johnius trewavasae Sasaki, 1992 Trewavas croaker
Johnius weberi Hardenberg, 1936 Weber's croaker
Kathala axillaris (Cuvier, 1830) Kathala croaker
Larimichthys crocea (Richardson, 1846) Large yellow croaker
Larimichthys pamoides (Munro, 1964) Southern yellow croaker
Larimichthys polyactis (Bleeker, 1877) Yellow croaker
Larimus acclivis Jordan & Bristol, 1898 Steeplined drum
Larimus argenteus (Gill, 1863) Silver drum
Larimus breviceps Cuvier, 1830 Shorthead drum
Larimus effulgens Gilbert, 1898 Shining drum
Larimus fasciatus Holbrook, 1855 Banded drum
Larimus pacificus Jordan & Bollman, 1890 Pacific drum
Leiostomus xanthurus Lacepède, 1802 Spot croaker
Lonchurus elegans (Boeseman, 1948) Blackfin croaker
Lonchurus lanceolatus (Bloch, 1788) Longtail croaker
Macrodon ancylodon (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) King weakfish
Macrodon atricauda (Günther, 1880) Southern King Weakfish
Macrodon mordax (Gilbert & Starks, 1904) Dogteeth weakfish
Macrospinosa cuja (Hamilton, 1822)
Megalonibea fusca Chu, Lo & Wu, 1963
Menticirrhus americanus (Linnaeus, 1758) Southern kingcroaker
Menticirrhus elongatus (Günther, 1864) Pacific kingcroaker
Menticirrhus littoralis (Holbrook, 1847) Gulf kingcroaker
Menticirrhus nasus (Günther, 1868) Highfin king croaker
Menticirrhus ophicephalus (Jenyns, 1840) Snakehead kingcroaker
Menticirrhus paitensis Hildebrand, 1946 Paita kingcroaker
Menticirrhus panamensis (Steindachner, 1876) Panama kingcroaker
Menticirrhus saxatilis (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) Northern kingfish
Menticirrhus undulatus (Girard, 1854) California kingcroaker
Micropogonias altipinnis (Günther, 1864) Tallfin croaker
Micropogonias ectenes (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882) Slender croaker
Micropogonias fasciatus (de Buen, 1961)
Micropogonias furnieri (Desmarest, 1823) Whitemouth croaker
Micropogonias megalops (Gilbert, 1890)
Micropogonias undulatus (Linnaeus, 1766) Atlantic croaker
Miichthys miiuy (Basilewsky, 1855) Mi-iuy croaker
Miracorvina angolensis (Norman, 1935) Angola croaker
Nebris microps Cuvier, 1830 Smalleye croaker
Nebris occidentalis Vaillant, 1897 Pacific smalleye croaker
Nibea albiflora (Richardson, 1846) Yellow drum
Nibea chui Trewavas, 1971 Chu's croaker
Nibea coibor (Hamilton, 1822)
Nibea leptolepis (Ogilby, 1918) Small scale croaker
Nibea maculata (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) Blotched croaker
Nibea microgenys Sasaki, 1992 Small-jaw croaker
Nibea mitsukurii (Jordan & Snyder, 1900) Honnibe croaker
Nibea semifasciata Chu, Lo & Wu, 1963 Sharpnose croaker
Nibea soldado (Lacepède, 1802) Soldier croaker
Nibea squamosa Sasaki, 1992 Scale croaker
Odontoscion dentex (Cuvier, 1830) Reef croaker
Odontoscion eurymesops (Heller & Snodgrass, 1903) Galapagos croaker
Odontoscion xanthops Gilbert, 1898 Yelloweye croaker
Ophioscion adustus (Agassiz, 1831) Croaker
Ophioscion costaricensis Caldwell, 1958
Ophioscion imiceps (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882) Blinkard croaker
Ophioscion panamensis Schultz, 1945 Panama croaker
Ophioscion punctatissimus Meek & Hildebrand, 1925 Spotted croaker
Ophioscion scierus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1884) Point-Tuza croaker
Ophioscion simulus Gilbert, 1898 Snub-nosed croaker
Ophioscion strabo Gilbert, 1897 Squint-eyed croaker
Ophioscion typicus Gill, 1863 Point-nosed croaker
Ophioscion vermicularis (Günther, 1867) Vermiculated croaker
Otolithes cuvieri Trewavas, 1974 Lesser tigertooth croaker
Otolithes ruber (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) Tigertooth croaker
Otolithoides biauritus (Cantor, 1849) Bronze croaker
Otolithoides pama (Hamilton, 1822) Pama croaker
Pachypops fourcroi (Lacepède, 1802) Guyanan croaker
Pachypops pigmaeus Casatti, 2002
Pachypops trifilis (Müller & Troschel, 1849)
Pachyurus adspersus Steindachner, 1879 Brazilian croaker
Pachyurus bonariensis Steindachner, 1879 La Plata croaker
Pachyurus calhamazon Casatti, 2001
Pachyurus francisci (Cuvier, 1830) San Francisco croaker
Pachyurus gabrielensis Casatti, 2001
Pachyurus junki Soares & Casatti, 2000
Pachyurus paucirastrus Aguilera, 1983
Pachyurus schomburgkii Günther, 1860 Amazon croaker
Pachyurus squamipennis Agassiz, 1831
Pachyurus stewarti Casatti & Chao, 2002
Panna heterolepis Trewavas, 1977 Hooghly croaker
Panna microdon (Bleeker, 1849) Panna croaker
Panna perarmatus (Chabanaud, 1926) Armour croaker
Paralonchurus brasiliensis (Steindachner, 1875) Banded croaker
Paralonchurus dumerilii (Bocourt, 1869) Suco croaker
Paralonchurus goodei Gilbert, 1898 Goode croaker
Paralonchurus peruanus (Steindachner, 1875) Peruvian banded croaker
Paralonchurus petersii Bocourt, 1869 Peters' banded croaker
Paralonchurus rathbuni (Jordan & Bollman, 1890) Bearded banded croaker
Paranebris bauchotae Chao, Béarez & Robertson, 2001
Paranibea semiluctuosa (Cuvier, 1830) Half-mourning croaker
Pareques acuminatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) High-hat
Pareques fuscovittatus (Kendall & Radcliffe, 1912) Fusco drum
Pareques iwamotoi Miller & Woods, 1988 Blackbar drum
Pareques lanfeari (Barton, 1947) Royal highhat
Pareques perissa (Heller & Snodgrass, 1903) Odd highhat
Pareques umbrosus (Jordan & Eigenmann, 1889) Cubbyu
Pareques viola (Gilbert, 1898) Gungo highhat
Pennahia anea (Bloch, 1793) Donkey croaker
Pennahia argentata (Houttuyn, 1782) Silver croaker
Pennahia macrocephalus (Tang, 1937) Big-head pennah croaker
Pennahia ovata Sasaki, 1996
Pennahia pawak (Lin, 1940) Pawak croaker
Pentheroscion mbizi (Poll, 1950)
Petilipinnis grunniens (Jardine & Schomburgk, 1843)
Plagioscion auratus (Castelnau, 1855) Black curbinata
Plagioscion casattii Aguilera & Rodrigues de Aguilera, 2001
Plagioscion montei Soares & Casatti, 2000
Plagioscion pauciradiatus Steindachner, 1917
Plagioscion squamosissimus (Heckel, 1840) South American silver croaker
Plagioscion surinamensis (Bleeker, 1873) Pacora
Plagioscion ternetzi Boulenger, 1895 Freshwater croaker
Pogonias cromis (Linnaeus, 1766) Black drum
Protonibea diacanthus (Lacepède, 1802) Blackspotted croaker
Protosciaena bathytatos (Chao & Miller, 1975) Deep-water drum
Protosciaena trewavasae (Chao & Miller, 1975) New Grenada drum
Pseudotolithus elongatus (Bowdich, 1825) Bobo croaker
Pseudotolithus epipercus (Bleeker, 1863) Guinea croaker
Pseudotolithus moorii (Günther, 1865) Cameroon croaker
Pseudotolithus senegalensis (Valenciennes, 1833) Cassava croaker
Pseudotolithus senegallus (Cuvier, 1830) Law croaker
Pseudotolithus typus Bleeker, 1863 Longneck croaker
Pteroscion peli (Bleeker, 1863) Boe drum
Pterotolithus lateoides (Bleeker, 1849) Bigmouth croaker
Pterotolithus maculatus (Cuvier, 1830) Blotched tiger-toothed croaker
Roncador stearnsii (Steindachner, 1876) Spotfin croaker
Sciaena callaensis Hildebrand, 1946
Sciaena deliciosa (Tschudi, 1846) Lorna drum
Sciaena umbra Linnaeus, 1758 Brown meagre
Sciaena wieneri Sauvage, 1883
Sciaenops ocellatus (Linnaeus, 1766) Red drum
Seriphus politus Ayres, 1860 Queen croaker
Sonorolux fluminis Trewavas, 1977 Estuary croaker
Stellifer brasiliensis (Schultz, 1945)
Stellifer chaoi Aguilera, Solano & Valdez, 1983
Stellifer chrysoleuca (Günther, 1867) Shortnose stardrum
Stellifer colonensis Meek & Hildebrand, 1925 Stardrum
Stellifer ephelis Chirichigno F., 1974
Stellifer ericymba (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882) Hollow stardrum
Stellifer fuerthii (Steindachner, 1876) White stardrum
Stellifer griseus Cervigón, 1966 Gray stardrum
Stellifer illecebrosus Gilbert, 1898 Silver stardrum
Stellifer lanceolatus (Holbrook, 1855) American stardrum
Stellifer magoi Aguilera, 1983
Stellifer mancorensis Chirichigno F., 1962 Smooth stardrum
Stellifer melanocheir Eigenmann, 1918 Black stardrum
Stellifer microps (Steindachner, 1864) Smalleye stardrum
Stellifer minor (Tschudi, 1846) Minor stardrum
Stellifer naso (Jordan, 1889)
Stellifer oscitans (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882) Yawning stardrum
Stellifer pizarroensis Hildebrand, 1946 Pizzaro stardrum
Stellifer rastrifer (Jordan, 1889) Rake stardrum
Stellifer stellifer (Bloch, 1790) Little croaker
Stellifer venezuelae (Schultz, 1945)
Stellifer walkeri Chao, 2001 Professor stardrum
Stellifer wintersteenorum Chao, 2001 Amigo stardrum
Stellifer zestocarus Gilbert, 1898 Softhead stardrum
Totoaba macdonaldi (Gilbert, 1890) Totoaba
Umbrina analis Günther, 1868 Longspine drum
Umbrina broussonnetii Cuvier, 1830 Striped drum
Umbrina bussingi López S., 1980 Bussing's drum
Umbrina canariensis Valenciennes, 1843 Canary drum
Umbrina canosai Berg, 1895 Argentine croaker
Umbrina cirrosa (Linnaeus, 1758) Shi drum
Umbrina coroides Cuvier, 1830 Sand drum
Umbrina dorsalis Gill, 1862 Longfin drum
Umbrina galapagorum Steindachner, 1878 Galápagos drum
Umbrina imberbis Günther, 1873
Umbrina milliae Miller, 1971
Umbrina reedi Günther, 1880
Umbrina roncador Jordan & Gilbert, 1882 Yellowfin drum
Umbrina ronchus Valenciennes, 1843 Fusca drum
Umbrina steindachneri Cadenat, 1951 Steindachner's drum
Umbrina wintersteeni Walker & Radford, 1992 Wintersteen drum
Umbrina xanti Gill, 1862 Polla drum
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