Spotfin croaker

The body of the spotfin croaker is elongate, but heavy forward.

The Spotfin croaker lives in the demersal, marine environment.

California corbinas and spotfin croakers, the forms considered in this study, are perhaps the most desirable of any of the southern California surf fishes. The sport fisheries for these species are of high importance, from both economic and recreational considerations. More

Spotfin croaker (Roncador stearnsii) is a species of croaker occurring from Mazatlan, Mexico, to Point Conception, California, including the Gulf of California. It is the only species in the genus Roncador. In California, they are most commonly found south of Los Angeles Harbor. More

the spotfin croaker has 11 or fewer (usually 10), while the white croaker as 12 to 15. So-called "golden croakers" are nothing more than large male spotfin croakers in breeding colors. More

Description: The body of the spotfin croaker is elongate, but heavy forward. The upper profile of the head is steep and slightly curved, and abruptly rounded at the very blunt snout. The mouth is underneath the head (subterminal). More

An excellent sport fish, Spotfin Croaker is caught in the surf and off piers. Adults feed on invertebrates, such as marine worms, clams, crabs, and small crustaceans. More

Life history of the spotfin croaker (Roncador stearnsii) in the Southern California Bight Williams, J.P., D.J. Pondella II, and E.F. Miller To further our understanding of the common nearshore fishes of southern California, life history parameters were studied for spotfin croaker (Roncador stearnsii). More

Spotfin Croaker or Spotfin Drum, Roncador stearnsi; Spotted Seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus; Striped Corvina, Cynoscion reticulates; Totoaba, Totoaba macdonaldi; White Croaker or White Drum, Genyonemus lineatus; White Seabass, White Weakfish or King Croaker, Atractoscion nobilis; Yelloweye Croaker or Yellow Eye Drum, More

Spotfin Croaker Photos and Species Information for Fish Caught in Mexico See current, on-the-spot sportfishing reports and photographs of fish caught at Mexico's top vacation spots in this week's edition of "Mexico Fishing News" and see hundreds of other fish pictures and More

Spotfin croaker still biting well on bloodworms on most beaches and a number of reports of yellowfin croaker off the pier. Mackerel have also been biting well off the pier. Should be the best fishing of the summer with the warm water temps. Don't miss the action. More

Bait and Tackle: Spotfin croaker have pharyngeal (throat) teeth made for crushing heavy shells and feed almost exclusively on the bottom for clams. Therefore, the best bait is clams, but they will also bite on ghost shrimp, fresh mussels, bloodworms and innkeeper worms. More

Spotfin croaker are one of the favorite inshore fishes of southern California. In bays, spotfin croaker tend to congregate in croaker holes; when these are discovered, the anglers can often return time after time for fish. More

26 inch spotfin croaker caught at Dana Point, California on July 4th,2004 post a comment 1 to 5 of 6 comments Joshua Patrick Joshua Patrick 2008-10-19 More

Spotfin Croaker- Mission B = Uploaded on Jul 2nd, 2006 by Mark All Sizes Spotfin Croaker- Mission B If this photo is good, it would be nice of you to More

Common names

Corvina de aleta manchada in Spanish (español)
Courbine tachetée in French (français)
Croaker in English
Roncador in sp
roncador aleta manchada in Spanish (español)
Roncador manchado in Spanish (español)
Spotfin croaker in English
斑鰭鼓石首魚 in Mandarin Chinese
斑鳍鼓石首鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Sciaenidae
Genus : Roncador
Species : Roncador stearnsii
Authority : Steindachner, 1876