Definitions for atlantic croaker
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a food fish, Micropogonias undulatus, inhabiting Atlantic coastal waters of the southern U.S.
Origin of Atlantic croaker:
Atlantic croaker, Micropogonias undulatus(noun)
a silvery-bodied croaker with dark markings and tiny barbels
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.
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