Stellifer lanceolatus

Stellifer lanceolatus
Star Drum – Stellifer lanceolatus
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
SciaenidaeStellifer lanceolatus(Holbrook)1855Star Drum

Stellifer lanceolatus

Unique Characters: Spiny dorsal fin with dark margin. Caudal fin pointed. Snout bluntly rounded. Chin without barbel. Preopercle margin serrated with 4-6 distinct spines. Head broad, top cavernous, often translucent under skin, hollow or spongy to touch.

Similar Species:

Silver Perch Bairdiella chrysura. Chin without barbel. Preopercle serrate often with few spines at angle. Top of head cavernous, but usually not translucent under skin, firm to touch.

Bairdiella chrysoura
Silver Perch – Bairdiella chrysoura