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Umbrina canosai:   (click for more)

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FAO Names
En - Argentine croaker, Fr - Ombrine d'Argentine, Sp - Verrugato pargo.
3Alpha Code: CKY     Taxonomic Code: 1703707003
Diagnostic Features
Body oblong, elongated and compressed. Tip of snout blunt; mout small and inferior, nearly horizontal;  teeth on both jaws villiform, forming bands.  Preopercular margin finely serrated. A stout, rigid barbel at tip of lower jaw, its tip rounded; two pairs of large mental pores on ventral side of head laterally. Tip of snout with 8 pores.  Scales ctenoid. Lateral line with 48 scales, extending to posterior margin of caudaal fin.  First branchial arch with 20-24 short gillrakers.  Swimbladder well developed in adults.  Dorsal fin with 11 spines and 21-25 soft rays; a deep notch or almost divided in two; a short spine in front of soft dorsal. Anal fin with 2 spines and 7-8 soft rays. Pectoral fin with 18 rays. Posterior margin of caudal fin slightly concave.  Colour upper part of body with many dark longitudinal strips; no well defined dark spot at bases of pectoral fins. 
Geographical Distribution

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Western Atlantic Ocean; southeast of Brazil to northern Argentina.
Habitat and Biology
Coastal waters over mud bottom from shorelinefrom 10 to about 100 m depth. Especially abundant at depths of about 100 m.
Size
Maximum 72 cm; common to 30-35 cm.
Interest to Fisheries
Commercially important middle sized drum. Body length about 35 cm of standard length.
Local Names
English : Argentine croaker .
Japanese : Kuroshima-marunibe .
Polish : Drum argentynski .
Portuguese : Aastanha ,  Chora -chora .
Spanish : Pargo blanco .
Bibliography
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2003. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org
Inada, T. - 1986 Sciaenidae. In: Nakamura; T. Inada; M. Takeda; H. Hatanaka (eds.). Important Fishes trawled off Patagonia. Japan mar. Fish. Resource Res. Center: 220-221.
Vera, J. - 1992Diccionario multilingüe de especies marinas para el mundo hispano. Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación. Secretaria General Técnica. 1282 pp.
 
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