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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Sciaenidae Drums or croakers

Genus: Atractoscion

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Atractoscion aequidens Geelbeck croaker Western Indian Ocean 130 TL 1830
Atractoscion atelodus Small lunate caudal fin croaker Southwestern Pacific 51.5 SL 1867
Atractoscion macrolepis Large scale lunate caudal fin croaker Southeast Atlantic 29 SL 2017
Atractoscion microlepis Small scale lunate caudal fin croaker Western Indian Ocean 35.5 SL 2017
Atractoscion nobilis White weakfish Eastern Pacific 166 TL 1860



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