Found in the western Atlantic Ocean from Nova Scotia to northern Mexico, including southern Florida, then from southern Brazil to Argentina. An inshore, schooling fish, the black drum is known to inhabit areas near breakwaters, jetties, bridge and pier pilings, clam and oyster beds, channels, estuaries, bays, high marsh areas, and the shorelines over sandy bottoms.
|DISTRIBUTION:||West Atlantic Ocean|
|MAX SIZE:||110 lb / 50 kg|
|MAX LENGTH:||66 inch / 1700 cm|
|MAX AGE:||more than 40 years|