family Sciaenidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Sciaenidae - warm-water marine fishes including the drums and grunts and croakers and sea troutfamily Sciaenidae - warm-water marine fishes including the drums and grunts and croakers and sea trout
fish family - any of various families of fish
order Perciformes, order Percomorphi, Perciformes, Percomorphi - one of the largest natural groups of fishes of both marine and fresh water: true perches; basses; tuna
sciaenid, sciaenid fish - widely distributed family of carnivorous percoid fishes having a large air bladder used to produce sound
genus Sciaenops, Sciaenops - a genus of Sciaenidae
genus Sciaena, Sciaena - type genus of the Sciaenidae: croakers
genus Menticirrhus, Menticirrhus - kingfishes; whiting
genus Genyonemus, Genyonemus - a genus of Sciaenidae
genus Seriphus, Seriphus - a genus of Sciaenidae
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The Freshwater Drum, Aplodinotus grunniens, is the only North American member of the family Sciaenidae that lives in freshwater.
The Gulf corvina, Cynoscion othonopterus (Jordan & Gilbert 1882), is a member of the family Sciaenidae and is endemic to the northern Gulf of California, the region north of latitude 28[degrees]61' S (Robertson and Allen 2008).
Spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus), like most other members of the family Sciaenidae (drums), are soniferous and produce a variety of sounds with specialized musculature associated with the swim bladder.
This range of values for Z was based on previously reported field values for larvae of several species in the family Sciaenidae (Peebles and Tolley, 1988; Cowan et al.
The family Sciaenidae include many commercially and recreationally important species and occur worldwide in temperate and subtropical marine, estuarine, and fresh waters (Chao, 1995, 2002).
Within the upper Olcese Sand, this species represents but one component of a complex sciaenid fauna, which could provide insight into the evolution and distribution of the family Sciaenidae.
The family Sciaenidae represents a strongly provinicalized worldwide group of nearshore fishes containing some 270 extant species (Nelson 1994).
As the largest member of the family Sciaenidae (croakers and drums) that inhabits California coastal waters (Miller and Lea, 1972), white seabass produce relatively large eggs, averaging 1.
The bigeye croaker, Micropogonias megalops (Gilbert), is a coastal bottom-dwelling species, and is one of the 100 reported species of the family Sciaenidae in the eastern Pacific.