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Larimichthys polyactis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Sciaenidae
Genus: Larimichthys
D. S. Jordan & Starks, 1905

Larimichthys is a genus of ray-finned saltwater fishes commonly known as yellow croakers.[1][2] Pseudosciaena is a commonly used but invalid synonym for Larimichthys.[2] The genus includes major fishery species in the Northwest Pacific, principally by China: with a catch of 438 thousand tonnes in 2012, small yellow croaker Larimichthys polyactis is 24th among the 70 "principal" capture species, and also the annual catches of large yellow croaker Larimichthys crocea are significant at 70 thousand tonnes.[3]


There are currently 4 recognized species in this genus:[2]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2015). Species of Larimichthys in FishBase. October 2015 version.
  2. ^ a b c Eschmeyer, W. N. and R. Fricke (eds) (4 January 2016). "Catalog of Fishes". California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  3. ^ FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) (2014). FAO yearbook. Fishery and Aquaculture Statistics. 2012. Rome: FAO. p. 27, 157. 
  4. ^ Seah, Y.G., Hanafi, N., Mazlan, A.G. & Chao, N.L. (2015). "A new species of Larimichthys from Terengganu, east coast of Peninsular Malaysia (Perciformes: Sciaenidae)" (PDF). Zootaxa. 3956 (2): 271–280. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3956.2.7.