Also known as Atlantic Shadefish, Brown Meagre, Croaker, Jewfish, Salmon Bass, Shadefish, Southern Meagre, Stone Bass.
Found singly or in schools pursuing schools of fish over inshore and shelf waters. These fish move from shore to off-shore in response to temperature changes in the water.
They feed on small fish and swimming crustaceans.
Juveniles found in estuaries and coastal lagoons.
Length - 230cm
Depth - 15-300m
Widespread Eastern Atlantic, Black Sea, Mediterranean, Red Sea
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/418