Plagioscion surinamensis (Bleeker, 1873)
photo by Casatti, L.

Family:  Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)
Max. size:  70 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; brackish; depth range 1 - 30 m
Distribution:  South America: Amazon and Magdalena River basins and coastal rivers of Suriname.
Biology:  Lives in estuaries and lower part of streams. Feeds on fish (Ref. 35237). An important food fish. Depth range assumed (RF).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 30 July 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 08.08.94
Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 15.09.15

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