Macrodon ancylodon (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
King weakfish
photo by Camargo, M.

Family:  Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)
Max. size:  53 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 109.6 g
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine; depth range 0 - 60 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Venezuela to northern Argentina.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 11-11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 29-29; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 8-9
Biology:  Found over mud or sandy mud bottoms in coastal waters to about 60 m depth. Juveniles abundant in estuaries and tidal mud flats. Feeds on shrimps and fishes (Ref. 9626). Important food fish.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 30 July 2019 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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