Genus Atractoscion

The genus Atractoscion is characterised by having a protruding lower jaw, a carrot-shaped swim bladder with a single pair of horn-like appendages curved between the transverse septum and the anterior end of the bladder but not entering the head, the absence of barbels and sensory pores on the chin, cardiform or pluriserial teeth, and a slightly emarginate to lunate caudal fin (Sasaki 1989).
Author: Bray, D.J. 2017

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Atractoscion in Fishes of Australia, accessed 03 Feb 2023,


Sasaki, K. 1989. Phylogeny of the family Sciaenidae, with notes on its zoogeography (Teleostei, Perciformes). Memoirs of Faculty of Fisheries, Hokkaido University 36:1–137.

Song, Y.S., Kim, J-K., Kang, J-H. & Kim, S.Y. 2017. Two new species of the genus Atractoscion, and resurrection of the species Atractoscion atelodus(Günther 1867) (Perciformes: Sciaenidae). Zootaxa 4306 (2): 223–237