North American fish in the Netherlands

This video from the USA about Atlantic croakers says about itself:

Why Croakers Are Called Croakers

This is an Atlantic Croaker, “Micropogonia undolata”, caught in the Davis Bayou at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. You can hear him/her croaking if you turn up the volume.

Another video from the USA about Atlantic croakers used to say about itself:

River fish – Baby Croakers

10 August 2014

Croakers — hundreds of them — are everywhere. They are cute and unfortunately for them, taste good. We let them go.

Translated from Ecomare museum in the Netherlands:

A fish that looks like an Eurasian ruffe and makes a croaking sound can really only be one species; an Atlantic croaker. These fish normally live along the Atlantic coast of North America. Every now and then one is caught in the Netherlands. Until now, they were known from the North Sea and the Marsdiep. On September 9 Jan van Triest of the fishing boat HK17 caught one in the Markermeer lake, near Lelystad. This is the first catch from really fresh water.

12 thoughts on “North American fish in the Netherlands

  1. knorrepos (Micropogonias undulatus) Atlantic croaker fish


    Mijn toelichting op

    “Het zou kunnen gaan om Micropogonias undulatus / knorrepos.

    Woe. 30 juli 2014, om 18:52

    Houtrustbrug, Den Haag.

    De vissen spoten water recht omhoog alsof hogedruk (spuit) gebruikt is.
    De straal omhoog was flink – zeker hoger dan 30 cm. De vissen zwommen in kleine groepen (7 – 9 vissen) en haast synchroon spoot een groep het water omhoog. Het spuiten werd gevolgd door andere groepen – elk met een eigen startsein. De vissen maakten een golfbeweging onder het water – en boven het water verrieden de ‘spuitfonteintjes’ de aanwezigheid. Na een minuut was het schouwspel voorbij. De vissen gingen verder stroomafwaarts richting haven (NW).”
    Zie: Morning star fish report 8-26-08
    “”for awhile it seemed they were in an Olympic synchronized spouting event.”

    Met vriendelijke groet, Lizia.

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