Atlantic croaker

Atlantic croaker live in coastal waters from Maine to Florida.

The Atlantic croaker lives in the demersal, brackish, marine, depth range - 100 m environment.

The Atlantic croaker is a very important commercial fish. Millions of pounds are caught and sold every year in the United States and exported to other countries. More

Atlantic Croaker in Pass Christian, Mississippi 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), More

Atlantic croakers "croak" by vibrating their swim bladders with special muscles as part of their spawning ritual. A swim bladder is a pocket full of air inside the fish that helps keep it afloat and facing upright. This behavior attracts females. More

Atlantic CroakerThe Atlantic croaker is a drum that varies in color from silvery greenish to bluish gray, with a silvery or brassy white belly. More

The Atlantic croaker can be found along the coast from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Campeche Bank, Mexico. More

The Atlantic croaker is found Gulfwide, in estuaries and out offshore in waters as deep as 325 feet. It is found on sand and mud bottoms inshore and a wide variety of bottoms offshore. More

Atlantic croaker is one of the most important fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico and on the southern Atlantic coast of the United States. More

As a fast-growing fish, Atlantic croaker has the potential to be a sustainable choice. It comes down to the gear used, with net-caught croaker being a “Best Choice” and trawled croaker being a “Good Alternative”. More

Atlantic croaker, Micropogonias undulates, occur in coastal waters from the Gulf of Maine to Argentina, and are one of the most abundant inshore bottom dwelling fish along the U.S. Atlantic coast. They are sought by recreational anglers and commercial fishermen alike. More

The Atlantic croaker has a wide habitat range and usually lives in shallow coastal waters. The fish grows up to nearly 2 feet (0.6 meter) in length. More

Commercial landings of Atlantic croaker from the Atlantic coast show a period of record high landings during the 1940s of 65 million pounds. By the early 1950s the commercial catch had decreased to less than 10 million pounds but was followed by a moderate increase. More

Atlantic croaker, which is most prevalent from just east of the Sabine River to Mobile, Ala. This is a species that is also caught along coastal waters from Cape Cod, Mass., to the Bay of Kampuchea, Mexico. More

The Atlantic croaker, common from Cape Cod to Texas, is an important food fish. The spot-fin croaker is found in the Pacific. More

Atlantic croakerAs members of the drum family (Sciaenidae), croaker are well known for producing "drumming" sounds, which they do by vibrating special muscles on either side of their swimbladder. More

Atlantic croaker are found in southeast Atlantic states of the U.S. and also the Gulf of Mexico. Bigger specimens normally move offshore and have occasionally been caught in 100 feet of water. More

Atlantic Croaker are silvery greenish or grayish in color with brassy spots on the side. They boast three to five pairs of small barbels on their chin, slender whisker-like tactile organs housing the taste buds. More

Atlantic croaker is currently included in the Interjurisdictional FMP, which defers to Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC)/South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council (SAFMC) FMP compliance requirements. More

Atlantic Croaker Fish Species Information Scientific Fish Name: Micropogonias undulatus Other Fish Species Names: drums, croakers, hardheads Regions Fished: World Record: Common Tackle: More

The Atlantic croaker is known to occur in the northern and eastern parts of the Gulf of Mexico, along the Atlantic coast of the United States from south Florida to Massachusetts, in the Greater Antilles, and along the South American Atlantic coast from Surinam to More

Atlantic croaker have comparatively little value due to small size obtained. Combined commercial landing for 1973-74 were 294,521 lbs, $20,194. Catch is negatively correlated with salinity and conductivity and positively correlated with turbidity, nitrate-N, and total phosphate-P *265*. More

The Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus) is common in South Carolina estuaries in the spring and summer. The Atlantic croaker is common in South Carolina estuaries (where rivers meet the sea) in the spring and summer. More

The Atlantic Croaker is a silvery greenish or grayish fish with coppery spots on its side and 6-10 small barbels on its chin. The underside of the fish is generally white. More

Common names

Adlerfisch in German (Deutsch)
Amerikaanse zeeraaf in Dutch (Nederlands)
Amerikaanse zeeraaf in English
Atlantic croacker in English
Atlantic croaker in English
Atlantic croaker (German: Atlantischer Umber) in English
Atlantischer Umber in German (Deutsch)
Atlantisk trommefisk in Danish (dansk)
Corbina in Spanish (español)
Corvina in English
Corvina in Portuguese (Português)
Corvina in Spanish (español)
Corvina-branca in Portuguese (Português)
Corvina-de-corso in Portuguese (Português)
Corvina-de-linha in Portuguese (Português)
Corvina-de-lista in Portuguese (Português)
Corvinón brasileño in Spanish (español)
Croaker in English
crocus in English
Cururuca in Portuguese (Português)
Cururuca-lavrada in Portuguese (Português)
Guchi in Japanese (日本語)
Gurrubata in Spanish (español)
Hardhead in English
Havsgös in Swedish (Svenska)
Ishimochi in Japanese (日本語)
Iskine in Turkish (Türkçe)
knorrepos in Dutch (Nederlands)
Kránios in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Kránios in Greek, Modern (1453)
Mavrusgil baligi in Turkish (Türkçe)
Mikun in Polish (polski)
Nibe in Japanese (日本語)
Ombervis in Dutch (Nederlands)
Ørnefisk in Danish (dansk)
Rabeta-brasileira in Portuguese (Português)
Roncadina in English
Roncadina in Spanish (español)
Rumpukala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Scienidi in Italian (Italiano)
Tambour brésilien in French (français)
Westatlantischer Umberfisch in German (Deutsch)
ÿrnefisk in Danish (dansk)
波紋絨鬚石首魚 in Mandarin Chinese
波纹绒须石首鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
線紋絨鬚 in Mandarin Chinese
线纹绒须 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Sciaenidae
Genus : Micropogonias
Species : Micropogonias undulatus
Authority : Linnaeus, 1766