Bairdiella chrysoura

English: Silver perch
Spanish: ronco amarillo

The body of the silver perch is high and compressed. As with others in the drum family, its dorsal fins are separated by a deep notch. There are five to six pores on the chin and no barbels. Its mouth is terminal and has finely serrated teeth. Its coloring is silvery, with yellowish fins and a whitish belly. It commonly has no spots.

The average fish is less than 12 inches long and 1⁄2 pound or less; it never weighs more than a pound.

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