Nibea albiflora (Richardson, 1846)
Yellow drum
photo by CAFS

Family:  Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)
Max. size:  43.5 cm SL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 1,479.0 g; max. reported age: 4 years
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 25 - 80 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: southern Japan and East China Sea. Reported from Hong Kong (Ref. 33067).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found near shore, including semi-enclosed sea areas, in mud to sandy mud bottom (Ref. 11230). Used in Chinese medicine (Ref. 12166).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 30 June 2016 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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