Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Sciaenidae
(Drums or croakers)
Etymology: Atrobucca: Latin, atro = black + Latin, bucca = mouth (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 26 - 64 m (Ref. 10412). Tropical
Eastern Indian Ocean: Bay of Bengal from the east coast of India to Myanmar.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 10412)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 10 - 11;
Vertebrae: 25. Weakly differentiated teeth on the lower jaw. Usually with X first dorsal fin spines, 27-29 dorsal fin soft rays, usually 17-18 pectoral fin rays, usually 13-14 lower gill rakers, cycloid scales on the anterior half of the body and swim bladder appendages strongly enveloping the bladder.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Sasaki, K., 1995. Two new species of Atrobucca (Sciaenidae) from the Bay of Bengal. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 42(3/4):269-275. (Ref. 10412)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 27.7 - 28.1, mean 27.9 (based on 9 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00313 - 0.03047), b=3.03 (2.78 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .