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    Micropogonias undulatus
    Atlantic Croaker
    Credit: Joseph Tomelleri

    Taxonomic Hierarchy

    Life
    Animalia
    Chordata
    Actinopterygii
    Perciformes
    Sciaenidae (Drums and Croakers)
    Micropogonias
    Micropogonias undulatus (Atlantic Croaker)

    Description

    All text below is derived from a January 2013 copy of Dr. Timothy Bonner's website at Texas State University. That content was derived primarily from published literature. We are aware of some conflicts with the museum record and the content below will evolve as the new, expanded UT and Texas State Fishes of Texas project team members are able to update it. We invite collaborations to improve and expand the species account content. Please contact us if you wish to help, or if you discover flaws in our species account content that you can address.

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    Teeth count: No enlarged teeth (Hubbs et al 1991).

     

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    External morphology: Pectoral fin length about equal to distance from front of the eye to opercular membrane; lower jaw with one or more barbels (Hubbs et al 1991).

     

    Distribution (Native and Introduced)

    U.S. distribution: Known from Massachusetts to Mexico (Hubbs et al 1991)

     

    Texas distribution: Found in most of the bays and estuaries in the state and are frequently taken in the lower reaches of coastal streams (Hubbs et al 1991)

     

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    References

     

    Hubbs, C., R. J. Edwards, and G. P. Garrett. 1991. An annotated checklist of the freshwater fishes of Texas, with keys to identification of species. Texas Journal of Science, Supplement 43(4):1-56

     

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    Credit: Joseph Tomelleri Credit: Chad Thomas, Texas State University Credit: Garold Sneegas