Genyonemus lineatus (Ayres, 1855)
White croaker
photo by Gotshall, D.W.

 Family:  Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)
 Max. size:  41 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 15 years
 Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range - 183 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Canada (Barkley Sound in British Columbia) to Mexico (southern Baja California; rare north of California, USA.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 21-24; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 11-12; Vertebrae: 25-25. Pelvic fins with fleshy appendage at base, first ray with free thread-like tip.
 Biology:  Found over sandy bottoms (Ref. 9118). Feed on polychaetes, small shrimps, crabs and mollusks (Ref. 9118). Oviparous, multiple pelagic spawner (Ref. 51256).
 IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
 Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 12.09.06
 Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 19.07.95

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