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Genus: Corvula, Croakers, Drums

All Families:   All Genera:   All Species:

snout short
oblong, robust
C: straight or rounded
mouth oblique, opens at front
lower teeth simple, in bands
preoperculum smooth/slightly serrated
22-26 gill rakers
A: 2nd spine 3/4 first ray, 9-11



Body short, oblong, compressed; head short, cavernous but not spongy on top; eye moderate size (¼ of head length); mouth moderate sized, opens more or less at front, slightly oblique; jaw teeth small, conical, in bands; chin without barbels, with 5 pores; preopercle smooth to slightly serrated; 18-26 gill rakers; top corner of gill opening notched; anal fin II, 2nd spine ~ ½-¾ length of 1st soft ray, with 7-9 soft rays; tail with round to straight edge; scales smooth on head, rough on body; the lateral line extends to the center of the end of the tail fin.

A neotropical genus with 3 species; one endemic to the tropical eastern Pacific.