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

Genus: Cynoscion

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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Cynoscion acoupa (Lacepède, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Cynoscion acoupa
[Acoupa weakfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Cynoscion albus (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Cynoscion albus
[Whitefin weakfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Cynoscion analis (Jenyns, 1842)

Photo by Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Cynoscion analis
[Peruvian weakfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 63.5 cm TL
Cynoscion arenarius Ginsburg, 1930

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Cynoscion arenarius
[Sand weakfish]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Cynoscion guatucupa (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Photo by INIDEP
 
Cynoscion guatucupa
[Stripped weakfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Cynoscion jamaicensis (Vaillant & Bocourt, 1883)

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Cynoscion jamaicensis
[Jamaica weakfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 90.8 cm TL
Cynoscion leiarchus (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Cynoscion leiarchus
[Smooth weakfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 92 cm TL
Cynoscion microlepidotus (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Cynoscion microlepidotus
[Smallscale weakfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Cynoscion nannus Castro-Aguirre & Arvizu-Martinez, 1976

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Cynoscion nannus
[Dwarf weakfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Cynoscion nebulosus (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Cynoscion nebulosus
[Spotted weakfish]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Cynoscion nortoni Béarez, 2001

Photo by Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Cynoscion nortoni
[hake weakfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Cynoscion nothus (Holbrook, 1848)

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Cynoscion nothus
[Silver seatrout]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Cynoscion othonopterus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Cynoscion othonopterus
[Gulf weakfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 69 cm TL
Cynoscion parvipinnis Ayres, 1861

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Cynoscion parvipinnis
[Shortfin weakfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Cynoscion phoxocephalus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Cynoscion phoxocephalus
[Cachema weakfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Cynoscion praedatorius (Jordan & Gilbert, 1889)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Cynoscion praedatorius
[Boccone weakfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 98 cm TL
Cynoscion regalis (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Cynoscion regalis
[Squeteague]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Cynoscion reticulatus (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Cynoscion reticulatus
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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Cynoscion similis Randall & Cervigón, 1968

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Cynoscion similis
[Tonkin weakfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 64 cm TL
Cynoscion squamipinnis (Günther, 1867)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Cynoscion squamipinnis
[Weakfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Cynoscion steindachneri (Jordan, 1889)

Photo by Photo by Krumme, U.
 
Cynoscion steindachneri
[Smalltooth weakfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 115 cm TL
Cynoscion stolzmanni (Steindachner, 1879)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Cynoscion stolzmanni
[Stolzmann's weakfish]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Cynoscion striatus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Menezes, N.A./Figueiredo, J.L.
 
Cynoscion striatus
[Striped weakfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 115 cm TL
Cynoscion virescens (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Cynoscion virescens
[Green weakfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 129 cm TL
Cynoscion xanthulus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by Photo by IGFA
 
Cynoscion xanthulus
[Orangemouth weakfish]



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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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