Leiostomus xanthurus

Leiostomus xanthurus
Spot – Leiostomus xanthurus
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
SciaenidaeLeiostomus xanthurusLacep├Ęde1802Spot

Leiostomus xanthurus

Unique Characters: Primarily found in estuarine or salt water. Upper body with 11-15 oblique, brownish bars. Distinct black spot behind upper opercular margin. Young with square caudal fin.

Similar Species:

Atlantic Croaker Micropogonius undulatus. Brownish spots on sides form numerous oblique, broken bars. Dark blotch at pectoral fin base. Preopercle serrated.  Young with elongated, pointed caudal fin.

Micropogonius undulatus
Atlantic Croaker –Micropogonius undulatus

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