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

Genus: Paralonchurus

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6 species
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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Paralonchurus brasiliensis (Steindachner, 1875)

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Paralonchurus brasiliensis
[Banded croaker]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Paralonchurus dumerilii (Bocourt, 1869)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Paralonchurus dumerilii
[Suco croaker]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Paralonchurus goodei Gilbert, 1898

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Paralonchurus goodei
[Goode croaker]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Paralonchurus peruanus (Steindachner, 1875)

Photo by Photo by Eakins, R.
 
Paralonchurus peruanus
[Peruvian banded croaker]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Paralonchurus petersii Bocourt, 1869

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Paralonchurus petersii
[Peters' banded croaker]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Paralonchurus rathbuni (Jordan & Bollman, 1890)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Paralonchurus rathbuni
[Bearded banded croaker]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Paralonchurus brasiliensis Banded croaker Western Atlantic 30 TL 1875
Paralonchurus dumerilii Suco croaker Eastern Pacific 45 TL 1869
Paralonchurus goodei Goode croaker Eastern Pacific 35 TL 1898
Paralonchurus peruanus Peruvian banded croaker Eastern Pacific 51 TL 1875
Paralonchurus petersii Peters' banded croaker Eastern Pacific 35 TL 1869
Paralonchurus rathbuni Bearded banded croaker Eastern Pacific 30 TL 1890



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