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

Genus: Nibea

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Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 43.5 cm SL
Nibea albiflora (Richardson, 1846)

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Nibea albiflora
[Yellow drum]
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Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Nibea chui
[Chu's croaker]



Eastern Indian Ocean and

Nibea coibor (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Nibea coibor
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Max. Length 22 cm SL

 
Nibea leptolepis
[Small scale croaker]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Nibea maculata (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)
 
Nibea maculata
[Blotched croaker]
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Max. Length 23 cm SL

 
Nibea microgenys
[Small-jaw croaker]
No picture found

Max. Length 75 cm SL

 
Nibea mitsukurii
[Honnibe croaker]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm SL
Nibea semifasciata Chu, Lo & Wu, 1963

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Nibea semifasciata
[Sharpnose croaker]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Nibea soldado (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Nibea soldado
[Soldier croaker]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 65 cm SL
Nibea squamosa Sasaki, 1992

Photo by Photo by Go, J.
 
Nibea squamosa
[Scale croaker]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Nibea albiflora Yellow drum Northwest Pacific 43.5 SL 1846
Nibea chui Chu's croaker Northwest Pacific 40 TL 1971
Nibea coibor Eastern Indian Ocean and 1822
Nibea leptolepis Small scale croaker Western Central Pacific 22 SL 1918
Nibea maculata Blotched croaker Indian Ocean 30 TL 1801
Nibea microgenys Small-jaw croaker Western Central Pacific 23 SL 1992
Nibea mitsukurii Honnibe croaker Northwest Pacific 75 SL 1900
Nibea semifasciata Sharpnose croaker Western Pacific 24 SL 1963
Nibea soldado Soldier croaker Indo-West Pacific 60 SL 1802
Nibea squamosa Scale croaker Western Central Pacific 65 SL 1992



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