canary drum

Scientific name Umbrina canariensis
Descriptor Valenciennes
Year of description 1843
IUCN category LC
Family Sciaenidae
Genus Umbrina
Umbrina canariensis Umbrina canariensis

Introduction

Umbrina canariensis, commonly known as canary drum, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    40 cm
  • Maximum size
    80 cm
  • Longevity
    10 year
  • Shape
    Oval
  • Average size
    40 cm
  • Maximum size
    80 cm
  • Longevity
    10 year
  • Shape
    Oval

How to recognize the canary drum ?

This fish has the particularity to possess several pairs of barbels, which allow him to search the bottom and to detect the food thus moved.

The canary drum measures between 40 and 80 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly marron body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in small groups
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

This species is known to emit sounds easily audible by humans.

The canary drum is a fish living in small groups naturally found at mid-depth and near the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The canary drum is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    12 - 20 °C
  • Depth
    50 - 300 m

Biotope presentation

The canary drum is most often found at a depth between 50m and 300m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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