Micropogonias undulatus

name = Atlantic Croaker

regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Actinopterygii
ordo = Perciformes
familia = Sciaenidae
genus = "Micropogonias"
species = "M. undulatus"
binomial = "Micropogonias undulatus"
binomial_authority = (Linnaeus, 1766)

Atlantic Croaker ("Micropogonias undulatus") belongs to the Family Sciaenidae and is closely related to Black Drum ("Pogonias cromis"), Silver Perch ("Bairdiella chrysoura"), Spot ("Leiostomus xanthurus"), Red Drum ("Sciaenops ocellatus"), Spotted Seatrout ("Cynoscion nebulosus"), and Weakfish ("Cynoscion regalis"). They are commonly found in sounds and estuaries from Massachusetts to the Gulf of Mexico.


* Robins, C. Richard, G. Carleton Ray, and John Douglass. A Field Guide to Atlantic Coast Fishes-North America. Houghton Mifflin Company. New York. 1986. 184-188.

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