Species catalogue

Croaker

Order Perciformes
Family Sciaenidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Very elongated, thin, cylindrical. Oval eye. Terminal mouth, oblique, wide. Upper jaw not much less than half the length of the head reaching behind the eyes. Superposition of the lower jaw. Operculum with two flat spines. Small scales, larger scales on the head.

Characteristics
FAO code
OTB
Specie
Otolithoides biauritus
Type
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Fishing seasons
feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
France Verrue bronzée
Italy Corvina indopacifica
Portugal Corvina - do - Indico
United Kingdom Croaker
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
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