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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Eupercaria/misc
Family: Sciaenidae Drums or croakers

Genus: Macrodon

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3 species
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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Macrodon ancylodon (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Camargo, M.
 
Macrodon ancylodon
[King weakfish]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Macrodon atricauda (Günther, 1880)

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Macrodon atricauda
[Southern King Weakfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Macrodon mordax (Gilbert & Starks, 1904)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Macrodon mordax
[Dogteeth weakfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Macrodon ancylodon King weakfish Western Atlantic 45 TL 1801
Macrodon atricauda Southern King Weakfish Southwest Atlantic 46 TL 1880
Macrodon mordax Dogteeth weakfish Eastern Pacific 50 TL 1904



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