Croakers / Drums

All species from the family Sciaenidae should be marketed under any of these three names. Also known as Mulloway in Australia, these species tend to resemble Perch or Sea Bass, and some make a croaking or drum sound – hence the names. They range in size from 500g to 5kg and can be cooked as per Sea Bass and Sea Bream. There is a species called Meagre, which is also part of the Sciaenidae family. It resembles Sea Bass, and is now being farmed in France –one to look out for.