Also known as Bull Red, Channel Bass, Puppy Drum, Rat Red, Red, Red Bass, Redfish, Spot-tail, Spot-tail Bass, Spotted Bass, Tropical Bass, Tropical Sea Bass.
Found singly in surge zones over mud, sand and seagrass beds of estuaries and coastal reefs.
They feed benthic crustaceans, fish, molluscs and worms.
Juveniles found in shallow estuaries and seashores.
Length - 150cm
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: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/1191