- any of a large family (Serranidae) of spiny-finned, predatory, marine percoid fishes; esp., a dark food fish (Centropristes striata) with large scales and a wide mouth, found along the Atlantic coast of the U.S.
- any of various similar fishes, as a white drum (Atractoscion nobilis) of the warm waters along the California coast
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- Any of various marine food fishes of the genus Centropristes and related genera, especially C. striatus, of coastal Atlantic waters of the United States.
- Any of the various similar fishes of the family Serranidea.