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  Family Sciaenidae  

Family Sciaenidae--Drum Family

These fishes are called "drum" or "croaker" due to their ability to make sounds using the gas bladder. Drums have two dorsal fins, a lateral line that extends to the end of the caudal fin, thoracic pelvic fins and a body that is deep and highly arched at the beginning of the dorsal fin.

freshwater drum--Aplodinotus grunniens

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