Accession Number : ADA181585

Title :   Species Profiles. Life Histories and Environmental Requirements of Coastal Fishes and Invertebrates (Gulf of Mexico). Black Drum.

Descriptive Note : Biological rept.,

Corporate Author : GULF COAST RESEARCH LAB OCEAN SPRINGS MS

Personal Author(s) : Sutter,Frederick C. ; Waller,Richard S. ; McIlwain,Thomas D.

Report Date : APR 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : This species profile is one of a series on coastal aquatic organisms, principally fish, of sport, commercial, or ecological importance. The profiles are designed to provide coastal managers, engineers, and biologists with a brief sketch of the biological characteristics and environmental requirements of the species and to describe how the species may be expected to react to environmental changes caused by coastal development. Each profile has sections on taxonomy, life history, ecological role, environmental requirements, and economic importance, if applicable. Keywords: Pogonias cromis; Black drum; Sea drum; Gray drum; Oyster cracker; Drum fish; Banded drum; Striped drum; Puppy drum; and Butterfly drum; Life cycles; Habitats; Reproduction; Marine biology.

Descriptors :   *FISHES, *MARINE BIOLOGY, BIOLOGY, AQUATIC ORGANISMS, COASTAL REGIONS, ENVIRONMENTS, REQUIREMENTS, INVERTEBRATES, HISTORY, LIFE(BIOLOGY), TAXONOMY, MEXICO GULF, LIFE CYCLES, PROFILES, ESTUARIES, GROWTH(PHYSIOLOGY), FEEDING

Subject Categories : Biology
      Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE