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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Sciaenidae Drums or croakers

Genus: Argyrosomus

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Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Argyrosomus amoyensis (Bleeker, 1863)

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Argyrosomus amoyensis
[Amoy croaker]
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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 23 cm SL

Argyrosomus beccus

Photo by Mann, B.

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Argyrosomus coronus Griffiths & Heemstra, 1995

Photo by Mann, B.
Argyrosomus coronus
[Dusky kob]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Argyrosomus heinii (Steindachner, 1902)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
Argyrosomus heinii
[Arabian sea meagre]

Photo by Hashemi, S.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Argyrosomus hololepidotus (Lacepède, 1801)

Photo by Hashemi, S.
Argyrosomus hololepidotus
[Southern meagre]
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Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 145 cm TL

Argyrosomus inodorus
[Mild meagre]

Photo by Banks, I.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 181 cm TL
Argyrosomus japonicus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)

Photo by Banks, I.
Argyrosomus japonicus
[Japanese meagre]

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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 230 cm TL
Argyrosomus regius (Asso, 1801)

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Argyrosomus regius

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 71 cm TL
Argyrosomus thorpei Smith, 1977

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Argyrosomus thorpei
[Squaretail kob]

9 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Argyrosomus amoyensis Amoy croaker Indo-West Pacific 40 SL 1863
Argyrosomus beccus Western Indian Ocean 23 SL 1994
Argyrosomus coronus Dusky kob Southeast Atlantic 200 TL 1995
Argyrosomus heinii Arabian sea meagre Western Indian Ocean 60 TL 1902
Argyrosomus hololepidotus Southern meagre Indian Ocean 200 TL 1801
Argyrosomus inodorus Mild meagre Southeast Atlantic 145 TL 1995
Argyrosomus japonicus Japanese meagre Indo-West Pacific 181 TL 1843
Argyrosomus regius Meagre Eastern Atlantic 230 TL 1801
Argyrosomus thorpei Squaretail kob Western Indian Ocean 71 TL 1977

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