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Plagioscion surinamensis  (Bleeker, 1873)

Pacora
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)
Etymology: Plagioscion: Greek, plagios = oblique + Greek, skiaina, skion = barbel, red mullet (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; depth range 1 - 30 m.   Tropical, preferred ?; 11°N - 17°S, 76°W - 48°W

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South America: Amazon and Magdalena River basins and coastal rivers of Suriname.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 27.3  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 70.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35237)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Lives in estuaries and lower part of streams. Feeds on fish (Ref. 35237). An important food fish. Depth range assumed (RF).

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Casatti, L., 2003. Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers). p. 599-602. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 36888)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: commercial
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