Black Drum Pogonias cromis

Named for the drumming sounds males produce to attract females, these fish are primarily bottom feeders.

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ORIGIN:
Western Atlantic coastal waters

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HABITAT:
Soft-bottomed bays and oyster shell beds

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
2-80 lbs
Length: 1-2 ft

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DIET:
Shrimp, crabs and smaller fish

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PREDATORS:
Sharks and other large fish

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Tough scales

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REPRODUCTION:
Eggs hatch 24 hrs after being laid

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THREATS:
Not evaluated

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 43 yrs in human care

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