Red Drum

Georgia State Salt Water Fish


Red drum

Red drum saltwater fish; state symbol of Georgia.  Photo by FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute/Flickr (Noncommercial Use Permitted with Attribution/No Derivative Works).

Official State Salt Water Fish of Georgia

Georgia designated red drum (ciaenops ocellatus) as the official state salt water fish in 2006 (Georgia also recognizes an official state fish and a state cold water game fish, as well as a state seashell and marine mammal). All State Fish & Aquatic life symbols

Red drum fish (also called redfish, channel bass, spot tail, and puppy drum),  grow to about 30 inches and 15-20 pounds. Red drums are an iridescent silver-gray with reddish-bronze overtones and distinctive large spot(s) near the tail.



Red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus): photo by Biodiversity Heritage Library on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution). 

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