SCIAENIDAE FAMILY; also called kob, river kingfish, silver jewfish, butterfish, soapie and maigre africain.
Meagre are members of the drum family, which includes other popular sport fish such as white seabass, red drum, spotted seatrout and weakfish. There are currently nine recognized species of meagre, which are found from southern Scandinavia to South Africa in the eastern Atlantic, as well as the Mediterranean and Black seas. In the Indian and Pacific oceans they are found on the west coast of Africa, India, Pakistan, Australia, Korea and Japan. At least one species is also found in t...