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Skipjack is a form of Tuna (sometimes called Bonito)
Drum - Freshwater fish typically 5-15 lbs. Found only in North and Central America (Also called shepherd's pie, shepherd's pie, sheephead, silver bass, gray bass, Gasper goo, grunter,grinder, wuss fish
Croaker-Sometimes the same as Drum, Sometimes a fish found in the Pacific Ocean, sometimes a small fish (usually less than 5 pounds) found along the Atlantic coast of North America.
Ombrina/Shi drum is a Mediterranean fish. Fish not found in the US are generally not included in the USDA databases used for SWAMI. Therefore, are unlikely to be included in SWAMI.
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Location: Ocean Springs, MS
In Mississippi a croaker is not the same as a sheepshead. A croaker is a smaller boney saltwater fish that makes , surprise, a croaking sound when caught. A sheepshead is a striped black and whitish fish with teeth like a sheep and prominent spines on the dorsal fin. We seldom eat either. There are 2 different types of "drum" fish. The first is the red drum . It is copper colored with a black spot near the tail and a paler belly. This is the fish that is burned when you have "blackened redfish" ala Paul Prudhomme. The second is the black drum which is dark on the top and seldom eaten because it is tough. Bonito is a smaller relative of a tuna and is too bloody to eat without soaking in cold salt water over night. Bonito, red drum, and black drum also fight hard when hooked though the drums can be found near shore and the bonita only in real salt water.