IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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  Common names: croaker (English), drum (English), polla (Espanol), verrugata (Espanol)
Umbrina analis Günther, 1868

Longspine croaker,     Long-spine drum

Body oblong, moderately elongate, somewhat compressed, lower body profile ~ horizontal; back high, strongly curved at front; head low, broad, conical; snout > eye; mouth ~ horizontal, under projecting snout; chin with 1 short, thick rigid barbel with a pore at its tip, and 2 pairs of pores beside its base; teeth in bands on each jaw, outer row on top jaw larger; 13-16 gill rakers; preopercle finely serrated; dorsal fin with a deep notch, X + I, 24-26, spines slender, second dorsal long base; anal small, II, 6 rays, 2nd  spine thick, as long as 1st  ray; pectoral short, 15-17 rays; tail with straight edge; scales rough on head and body, smooth on fins; bases of soft dorsal and anal fins with scaly sheath; lateral line scales 46-50.

Silver; inside gill cover pale; body with distinct, undulating oblique dark lines along scale rows; fins grey; anal and pelvics pale yellowish; inner lining of gill cover grey, visible externally.

Size: 35 cm.

Habitat: demersal, inshore, bays, surfline; sandy bottoms.

Depth: 1-50 m.

The tip of Baja and the SW Gulf of California to Ecuador.


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