Sciaenidae is a family of fish commonly called drums or croakers for the repetitive throbbing or drumming sounds (which they make themselves) heard under water. 

The sounds are produced by the beating of abdominal muscles against the swim bladder.  The family consists of about 275 species in about 70 genera; it belongs to the order Perciformes.


Members of this family found on this site:

Red Drum
Black Drum
​Spotted sea trout (aka::speckled sea trout)
Gray trout (aka: weakfish)

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