Teleostei (teleosts) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Sciaenidae
(Drums or croakers)
Etymology: Stellifer: Latin, stella = satr + latin, fero = to carry (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range ? - 20 m (Ref. 89891). Subtropical; 38°N - 26°N, 98°W - 76°W
Western Atlantic: Virginia to Texas in USA, except for southern Florida.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 8 - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251); common length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3702)
Occurs usually over hard sandy mud bottoms in coastal waters to about 20 m depth. Also common in river estuaries. Feeds mainly on small crustaceans. Not marketed for human consumption.
Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
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