Gulf Kingcroaker (Menticirrhus littoralis)

Also known as Gulf Kingfish, Kingcroaker, Silver Whiting, Surf Whiting, Whiting

Description

Also known as Gulf Kingfish, Kingcroaker, Silver Whiting, Surf Whiting, Whiting.

Found singly in surge zones over mud and sandy bottoms of estuaries and coastal reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and worms.
Length - 48cm
Depth - 10-?m
Widespread Western Atlantic

Drums are named for the repetitive throbbing or drumming sounds they make by beating their abdominal muscles against the swim bladder. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/411

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