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Red Drum

Scientific Name: Sciaenops ocellatus

Common Names: redfish, red, bull red, rat red, channel bass, spot-tail bass, red bass. 

The red drum is easily distinguished from the black drum (Pogonias cromis) by its lack of chin barbels, more elongated body, and the presence of a large black spot on either side of the tail just ahead of the fin. (There may be additional spots elsewhere on the body.) Younger black drum have dark vertical stripes on their sides; red drum never have stripes.