Freshwater Drum - Physical Features
Freshwater drum are silver in colour, with shimmering highlights of blues and purples. They do not have spots or stripes.
Freshwater drum are bottom-feeders; their mouth is overhung by a blunt, rounded snout.
Drum have two dorsal fins, and the second dorsal fin is longer than the head.
Mature freshwater drum are deep-bodied and have humped backs.
Drum have a rounded tail, not forked. A distinct feature of the drum is that the lateral line runs from the gill plate through the tail.
Female freshwater drum grow larger than males.