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Genus: Micropogonias, Croakers


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elongate
D 26-30
snout prominent, overhanging
lower jaw: 3-5 tiny barbels
preopercle strongly serrated + spines at angle
A: II, (2nd strong), 7-9

MICROPOGONIAS

CROAKERS

Elongate, moderately compressed; prominent, overhanging snout; 3-5 pairs inconspicuous barbels along midline under lower jaws; eye moderately large; border of preopercle with strong teeth, spines at angle; top corner of gill opening notched; spiny dorsal relatively high, 3rd spine longest; 26-30 soft dorsal rays; 2nd anal spine robust, > half length of 1st anal ray, 7-9; tail with angular point; the lateral line extends to the center of the end of the tail fin.

A new world tropical to temperate genus with 6 species; 1 NW Atlantic and 1 SW Atlantic species in our region.