Larimichthys polyactis

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Small yellow croaker
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Sciaenidae
Genus: Larimichthys
Species: L. polyactis
Binomial name
Larimichthys polyactis
(Bleeker, 1877)

Pseudosciaena polyactis Bleeker, 1877
Pseudosciaena manchurica Jordan and Thompson, 1911

gulbi, dried croakers

Larimichthys polyactis, called the redlip croaker, small yellow croaker, little yellow croaker or yellow corvina,[1] is a species of croaker native to the western Pacific, generally in temperate waters such as the East China Sea and the Yellow Sea. They are benthopelagic feeders that remain in shallow waters above 120 m but avoid brackish conditions. Individual males can reach 42 cm.

Once an abundant commercial fish off China, Korea and Japan, its population collapsed in the 1970s due to overfishing.[2] Global catch has since rebounded, with 388,018 t landed in 2008.[3] Salted and dried, they are a food product known as gulbi (굴비) in Korean. Yeonggwang gulbi is a prized delicacy, selling for over $100 a bunch.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Larval anisakids collected from the yellow corvina in Korea". Kisaengchunghak Chapchi. 24 (1): 1–11. June 1986. PMID 12886102. 
  2. ^ Orleans (ed), Leo A. (1980). Science in Contemporary China. Stanford University Press. p. 239. ISBN 978-0-8047-1078-7. 
  3. ^ "Larimichthys polyactis". Fisheries Global Information System. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Retrieved 23 November 2010. 

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