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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Percoidei
Superfamily: Percoidea
Family: Sciaenidae
Genus: Argyrosomus
De La Pylaie, 1835

Argyrosomus is a genus of fish in the drum family, Sciaenidae. They are large fish, with the largest, A. regius, growing up to 230 cm in length. They are commonly targeted as game fish.


  1. ^ a b Griffiths, Marc H.; Heemstra, Phillip C. (1995). "A contribution to the taxonomy of the marine fish genus Argyrosomus (Perciformes: Sciaenidae), with descriptions of two new species from southern Africa". Ichthyological Bulletin J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa (65). Retrieved 20 September 2015.