Sciaena ocellata

Sciaena ocellata
Drumfish Drum"fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any fish of the family {Sci[ae]nid[ae]}, which makes a loud noise by means of its air bladder; -- called also {drum}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The common drumfish ({Pogonias chromis}) is a large species, common south of New Jersey. The southern red drum or red horse ({Sci[ae]na ocellata}), and the fresh-water drum or croaker ({Aplodionotus grunniens}), are related species. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sciaena ocellata — Bass Bass (b[.a]s), n.; pl. {Bass}, and sometimes {Basses} (b[.a]s [e^]z). [A corruption of barse.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. An edible, spiny finned fish, esp. of the genera {Roccus}, {Labrax}, and related genera. There are many species. [1913 Webster] Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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