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Yellowfin Croaker (Umbrina roncador)

Chordata > Pisces > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Sciaenidae

Demersal in shallow sandy areas including in bays to depths of 50m, as well as in surf. Body elongate, gray dorsally, silver ventrally with yellow fins (dorsal fin slightly darker), wavy lines on sides and a single chin barbel. Length to 18 inches. The California Corbina is similar but larger and with darker fins. Gulf of CA to Pt. Conception (3) Common; the ninth most common fish species recorded from Newport Bay (4) Marine.

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1. FishBase - Umbrina roncador
2. WoRMS - Umbrina roncador
3. Guide to the Coastal Marine Fishes of California (Miller and Lea, 1972)
4. Horn, M.H. and L.G. Allen, 1981. Ecology of fishes in upper Newport Bay, California: seasonal dynamics and community structure.

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