Species under Menticirrhus
n= 9
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Menticirrhus americanus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Southern kingcroaker Western Atlantic 50
Menticirrhus elongatus
(Günther, 1864)
Pacific kingcroaker Eastern Pacific 62
Menticirrhus littoralis
(Holbrook, 1847)
Gulf kingcroaker Western Atlantic 48.3
Menticirrhus nasus
(Günther, 1868)
Highfin king croaker Eastern Pacific 52.6
Menticirrhus ophicephalus
(Jenyns, 1840)
Snakehead kingcroaker Eastern Pacific 45
Menticirrhus paitensis
Hildebrand, 1946
Paita kingcroaker Eastern Pacific 40
Menticirrhus panamensis
(Steindachner, 1876)
Panama kingcroaker Eastern Central Pacific 75
Menticirrhus saxatilis
(Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Northern kingfish Western Atlantic 46
Menticirrhus undulatus
(Girard, 1854)
California kingcroaker Eastern Pacific 71
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