Definitions for atlantic croaker

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word atlantic croaker

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Atlantic croaker, Micropogonias undulatus(noun)

    a silvery-bodied croaker with dark markings and tiny barbels

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Atlantic croaker

    Atlantic croaker belongs to the family Sciaenidae and is closely related to black drum, silver perch, spot croaker, red drum, spotted seatrout, and weakfish. They are commonly found in sounds and estuaries from Massachusetts to the Gulf of Mexico. The names croaker and drum are descriptive of the noise the fish makes by vibrating strong muscles against its swim bladder, which acts as a resonating chamber, much like a drum. During spawning season, croakers turn a deep golden color, from this comes the name golden croaker. When full-grown, croakers reach between 1-1/2 feet long and 4-5 pounds, but on average are 1/2-2 pounds. They have been used for food by Native Americans, and are found in shell middens.


Find a translation for the atlantic croaker definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these atlantic croaker definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"atlantic croaker." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 30 Mar. 2015. < croaker>.

Are we missing a good definition for atlantic croaker? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for atlantic croaker:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.