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Menticirrhus saxatilis (Northern kingfish; Northern kingcroaker; Northern king whiting; Kingfish)

Synonyms: Johnius saxatilis; Menticirrhus focaliger
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Wikipedia Abstract

Menticirrhus saxatilis, the northern kingfish or northern kingcroaker, is a species of marine fish in the family Sciaenidae (commonly known as the "drum" or "croaker" family). It lives in the shallow coastal waters of the western Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge VI 16363 Delaware, United States
Central Gulf Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve 40530 United States  
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Gateway National Recreation Area V 1807 New Jersey, United States

Prey / Diet

Albunea paretii (beach mole crab)[1]
Crangon septemspinosa (sevenspine bay shrimp)[2]
Faughnia haani (Mantis shrimp)[1]
Fenestraria rhopalophylla (babies toes)[3]
Gammarus annulatus[3]
Gammarus lawrencianus[2]
Neomysis americana (Mysid shrimp)[2]
Ophichthus cruentifer (Snake eel)[1]
Ovalipes ocellatus (ocellate lady crab)[1]
Portunus gibbesii (iridescent swimming crab)[1]
Scoletoma fragilis[3]
Squilla empusa[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alosa mediocris (Hickory shad)1
Alosa pseudoharengus (kyack)1
Amblyraja radiata (Starry ray)2
Ammodytes dubius (offshore sand lance)1
Anchoa hepsetus (Broad-striped anchovy)1
Brevoortia aurea (Brazilian menhaden)1
Brevoortia tyrannus (Shad)1
Brosme brosme (Tusk)1
Carcharhinus obscurus (Whaler shark)2
Carcharhinus plumbeus (Thickskin shark)3
Caretta caretta (Loggerhead)2
Centropomus undecimalis (Thin snook)1
Centropristis striata (Sea bass)2
Clangula hyemalis (Oldsquaw)1
Coelorinchus caelorhincus (Saddled grenadier)1
Cynoscion regalis (Weakfish)4
Cynoscion striatus (Striped weakfish)1
Dasyatis americana (Kit)1
Dasyatis centroura (clam cracker)1
Dasyatis say (Say's stingray)1
Dasycottus setiger (Spinyhead sculpin)1
Fundulus heteroclitus (mummichog)1
Haemulon aurolineatum (Seize)1
Hippoglossina oblonga (Fourspot flounder)2
Larimus fasciatus (Banded drum)1
Leiostomus xanthurus (Spot croaker)2
Lepidochelys kempii (Atlantic Ridley, Kemp’s Ridley Seaturtle)2
Lepophidium profundorum (Fawn cusk-eel)1
Leucoraja erinacea (common skate)4
Leucoraja garmani (Freckled skate)2
Leucoraja ocellata (Winter skate)2
Limanda ferruginea (rusty flounder)1
Lophius americanus (Monkfish)1
Malacoraja senta (Smooth skate)2
Menticirrhus americanus (Woundhead)3
Merluccius bilinearis (Whiting)3
Micropogonias furnieri (Whitemouth drummer)1
Micropogonias undulatus (Atlantic croacker)2
Morone americana (Wreckfish)2
Morone saxatilis (Striper bass)1
Mustelus canis (Dogfish)2
Mycteroperca microlepis (Velvet rockfish)1
Myoxocephalus aenaeus (Little sculpin)2
Myoxocephalus octodecemspinosus (Sea raven)1
Ophichthus cruentifer (Snake eel)1
Ophidion marginatum (Striped cusk-eel)1
Paralichthys dentatus (fluke)4
Paralichthys orbignyanus1
Pomatomus saltatrix (Tailor run)2
Prionotus carolinus (Searobin)3
Prionotus evolans (Striped searobin)3
Pseudopleuronectes americanus (rough flounder)4
Rachycentron canadum (Sergent fish)1
Raja eglanteria (Clearnose skate)2
Rhizoprionodon terraenovae (Atlantic sharp-nosed shark)2
Rhomboplites aurorubens (Vermillion snapper)1
Sciaenops ocellatus (Spotted bass)3
Scomber scombrus (Split)1
Scophthalmus aquosus (brill)3
Stenotomus chrysops (Scup)3
Syngnathus fuscus (Northern pipefish)1
Urophycis chuss (Squirrel hake)3
Urophycis regia (Spotted hake)3

Predators

Carcharhinus obscurus (Whaler shark)[3]
Euthynnus alletteratus (Little tunny)[3]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Choricotyle louisianensis[4]
Grillotia erinaceus[4]
Homalometron pallidum[4]
Lepocreadium areolatum[4]
Neobenedenia melleni[4]
Opechona pyriforme <Unverified Name>[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Buttonwood Park Zoo

Distribution

Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Gulf of Mexico; Laguna de Términos; Mexico; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Trinidad and Tobago; USA (contiguous states); Western Atlantic: Massachusetts to southern Florida in USA and Gulf of Mexico to Yucatan in Mexico.;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Food of Northwest Atlantic Fishes and Two Common Species of Squid, Ray E. Bowman, Charles E. Stillwell, William L. Michaels, and Marvin D. Grosslein, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-155 (2000) 2 Steimle FW, Pikanowski RA, McMillan DG, Zetlin CA, Wilk SJ. 2000. Demersal Fish and American Lobster Diets in the Lower Hudson - Raritan Estuary. US Dep Commer, NOAA Tech Memo NMFS NE 161; 106 p. 3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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