Umbrina roncador Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
Yellowfin drum
photo by Gotshall, D.W.

Family:  Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)
Max. size:  56 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 2,490.0 g
Environment:  demersal; depth range 10 - 60 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Point Conception in California, USA to the Gulf of California; old records from as far north as San Francisco, California.
Biology:  Found in shallow sandy areas, often in surf zones, bays and tidal sloughs. Feed on fishes, crustaceans, marine worms and bivalves (Ref. 9118) Often caught by surf fishers. Pelagic spawners (Ref. 56049).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 May 2007 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 30.07.14
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 19.07.95

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