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

Genus: Cynoscion

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cynoscion acoupa Acoupa weakfish Western Atlantic 110 TL 1801
Cynoscion albus Whitefin weakfish Eastern Pacific 130 TL 1864
Cynoscion analis Peruvian weakfish Eastern Pacific 47 TL 1842
Cynoscion arenarius Sand weakfish Western Atlantic 63.5 TL 1930
Cynoscion guatucupa Stripped weakfish Southwest Atlantic 50 TL 1830
Cynoscion jamaicensis Jamaica weakfish Western Atlantic 50 TL 1883
Cynoscion leiarchus Smooth weakfish Western Atlantic 90.8 TL 1830
Cynoscion microlepidotus Smallscale weakfish Western Atlantic 92 TL 1830
Cynoscion nannus Dwarf weakfish Eastern Central Pacific 27 TL 1976
Cynoscion nebulosus Spotted weakfish Western Atlantic 100 TL 1830
Cynoscion nortoni hake weakfish Southeast Pacific 40 TL 2001
Cynoscion nothus Silver seatrout Western Atlantic 36 TL 1848
Cynoscion othonopterus Gulf weakfish Eastern Central Pacific 70 TL 1882
Cynoscion parvipinnis Shortfin weakfish Eastern Pacific 69 TL 1861
Cynoscion phoxocephalus Cachema weakfish Eastern Pacific 60 TL 1882
Cynoscion praedatorius Boccone weakfish Eastern Central Pacific 110 TL 1889
Cynoscion regalis Squeteague Western Atlantic 98 TL 1801
Cynoscion reticulatus Eastern Central Pacific 90 TL 1864
Cynoscion similis Tonkin weakfish Western Atlantic 60 TL 1968
Cynoscion squamipinnis Weakfish Eastern Pacific 64 TL 1867
Cynoscion steindachneri Smalltooth weakfish Western Atlantic 110 TL 1889
Cynoscion stolzmanni Stolzmann's weakfish Eastern Pacific 115 TL 1879
Cynoscion striatus Striped weakfish Southwest Atlantic 60 TL 1829
Cynoscion virescens Green weakfish Western Atlantic 115 TL 1830
Cynoscion xanthulus Orangemouth weakfish Eastern Pacific 129 TL 1882



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