Definitions for: Drumfish


[n] small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise



Webster (1913) Definition: Drum"fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.)
Any fish of the family Sci[ae]nid[ae], which makes a loud
noise by means of its air bladder; -- called also drum.



Note: The common drumfish (Pogonias chromis) is a large
species, common south of New Jersey. The southern red
drum or red horse (Sci[ae]na ocellata), and the
fresh-water drum or croaker (Aplodionotus grunniens),
are related species.

Synonyms: drum

See Also: Bairdiella chrysoura, channel bass, Equetus lanceolatus, Equetus pulcher, jackknife-fish, mademoiselle, red drum, redfish, sciaenid, sciaenid fish, Sciaenops ocellatus, silver perch, striped drum

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