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Species: Umbrina broussonnetii, Striped Croaker, Striped Drum

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stripes on back parallel to LL
D 23-26
gill rakers 13-15
A 6
D origin to LL 5-6 scales
scale rows under spiny D parallel to LL

Umbrina broussonnetii Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1830

Striped Croaker, Striped Drum

Body oblong, moderately elongate, upper profile arched, lower profile nearly straight; head low, broad, conical; mouth small, slightly under pointed snout; chin with 1 short, rigid barbel (with a pore at its tip), 2 pairs of pores beside it; snout with 5-7 front pores, 5 on side; teeth in bands on each jaw; preopercle finely serrated; 13-15 short, stout gill rakers; top corner of gill opening notched; dorsal fin XI, 23-26 rays; anal II, 6 rays, 2nd spine strong, 3/4 length of 1st ray; tail straight to slightly concave; scales rough, 5-6 between dorsal fin origin and lateral line; scale rows under spiny dorsal parallel to lateral line; bases of soft dorsal and anal fins with 1 row of scales along base, small scales on membranes of inner half of soft dorsal; the lateral line extends to the center of the end of the tail fin.

Silvery, back darker; body with 8-9 indistinct vertical bars; and longitudinal lines formed by rows of dots on scales, lines under dorsal fin are parallel to lateral line; belly, lower jaw, pelvics, anal and lower part of tail fin yellowish.

Size: 25 cm.

Habitat: sandy bottoms along beaches and around coral reefs.

Depth: 1-35 m?

Hispaniola to the S Caribbean.

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  • Marine
  • Marine Only
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Sand & gravel
  • Soft bottom (mud/sand/gravel/beach/estuary/mangrove/seagrass)
  • Soft bottom only
  • Beach
FishBase Habitat
  • Demersal
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • Data
  • Data
  • Bony fishes
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
  • Mobile benthic worms
Egg Type
  • Data
  • Pelagic
  • Pelagic larva
Global Endemism
  • All species
  • Greater Caribbean endemic
  • West Atlantic Endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Caribbean endemic
  • Continent
  • Continent + Island (s)
  • GC endemic
  • Island (s)
  • All species
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Subtropical (23-35N, Florida / Carolinas / Bermuda)
  • Tropical (10-23N, Nicaragua / Cuba)
IUCN Red List
  • Least concern
  • Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 25
Depth Range Min
  • 1
Depth Range Max
  • 35