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Fish Identification

Freshwater Drum

Freshwater drum

Freshwater drum have a deep oval-shaped body with a high arched back. The back is gray, sides are silvery, and the belly is pale; the tail is rounded. It has a shape similar to buffalo and carp, but it has a rounded tail fin, smaller scales, and a larger mouth.

Scientific Name:  Aplodinotus grunniens

Adult size: 11-25 inches

Distribution: Found in the Coosa and Tennessee River basins

Current State Record Information: No current state record

Image: Duane Raver/USFWS