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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Reproduction and development of whitings or kingfishes, drums, spot, croaker, and weakfishes or sea trouts, family Sciaenidae, of the Atlantic coast of the United States.
2006) reported a convergence evolution of distinct fishes of the family Sciaenidae in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.
Since the 1980s, many marine species of the family Sciaenidae have experienced increased popularity from recreational and commercial fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico (Beckman et al.
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).
1989): Phylogeny of the family Sciaenidae, with notes on its zoogeography (Teleostei, Perciformes).
Family Sciaenidae was the second dominant family caught during the study period which contributed ~9% of all fishes caught with the total diversity value (H'=0.
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.