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

Genus: Plagioscion

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South America
Max. Length 34.6 cm SL
Plagioscion auratus (Castelnau, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Casatti, L.
 
Plagioscion auratus
[Black curbinata]
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Max. Length 33 cm SL

 
Plagioscion casattii
[]



South America
Max. Length 28.4 cm SL
Plagioscion montei Soares & Casatti, 2000

Photo by Photo by Casatti, L.
 
Plagioscion montei
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Plagioscion pauciradiatus
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South America
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Plagioscion squamosissimus (Heckel, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Casatti, L.
 
Plagioscion squamosissimus
[South American silver croaker]



South America
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Plagioscion surinamensis (Bleeker, 1873)

Photo by Photo by Casatti, L.
 
Plagioscion surinamensis
[Pacora]



South America
Max. Length 39 cm SL
Plagioscion ternetzi Boulenger, 1895

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Plagioscion ternetzi
[Freshwater croaker]



7 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Plagioscion auratus Black curbinata South America 34.6 SL 1855
Plagioscion casattii South America 33 SL 2001
Plagioscion montei South America 28.4 SL 2000
Plagioscion pauciradiatus Western Central Atlantic 1917
Plagioscion squamosissimus South American silver croaker South America 80 TL 1840
Plagioscion surinamensis Pacora South America 70 TL 1873
Plagioscion ternetzi Freshwater croaker South America 39 SL 1895



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