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Queen Croaker

Queen Croaker
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Also known as:

Queenfish

Common Group Name:

Croakers, Drums

Family Name:

Sciaenidae

Genus Name:

Seriphus

Species Name:

Seriphus politus


Dispatch Method:

The eating qualities of these fish are greatly improved if they are killed immediately by iki jime or a firm knock to the head before placing them in an ice slurry after bleeding.


Fish Description:

  • Queen croaker are a relatively small species, bluish above becoming silvery below, with yellowish paired fins and a relatively wide space between the two dorsal fins.

Fish Distribution:

  • Queen croaker are found in the north eastern Pacific ocean from British Columbia, Canada through Oregon to the tip of Baja California Mexico.
  • They are commonly encountered over sandy bottoms and around pier pylons, as well as offshore to depths of around 300 feet.

Fish Size Common Length:

Common between 5 and 8 inches, maximum size around 12 inches.