Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate)
(Perch-likes) > Sciaenidae
(Drums or croakers)
Etymology: Micropogonias: Greek, mikros = small + greek, pogon = beard (Ref. 45335). More on author: Linnaeus.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
; marino; salmastro demersale; distribuzione batimetrica ? - 100 m. Subtropical; 43°N - 37°S
Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA (excluding Florida) and northern Gulf of Mexico to northern Mexico. Possibly from southern Brazil to Argentina. Uncertain in southern Gulf of Mexico, Lesser Antilles and southern Caribbean (Ref. 26938).
Length at first maturity / Size / Peso / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 18 - ? cm
Max length : 55.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 40637); common length : 30.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 3702); peso massimo pubblicato: 2.6 kg (Ref. 40637); Età massima riportata: 5 anni (Ref. 12193)
Adults occur usually over mud and sandy mud bottoms in coastal waters and in estuaries where the nursery and feeding grounds are located. They feed mainly on worms, crustaceans and fishes. An excellent foodfish. Sold fresh and frozen; eaten fried, broiled, microwaved and baked (Ref. 9988).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve
Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Pesca: commerciale; Acquacoltura: sperimentale; Pesce da pesca sportiva: si
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 14.2 - 27.7, mean 24.1 (based on 540 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00871 (0.00558 - 0.01360), b=3.16 (3.04 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.50 se; Based on food items.
Resilienza (Ref. 120179
): Medio, tempo minimo di raddoppiamento della popolazione 1.4 - 4.4 anni (K=0.2-0.27; tm=1-2; tmax=5).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .