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Occurs in lentic and lotic freshwater (Ref. 7300). Most commonly found in tidal waters, but also occurs in rivers and lakes with salinities less than 1-2 ppt (Ref. 5259). Occurs in estuaries and lower, tidal reaches of rivers. Popular angling species that tends to swim near the bottom in deeper water. Feeds on small fishes, molluscs, worms, shrimps and other crustaceans. During winter (July and August) they move to the mouth of estuaries to breed (Ref. 44894). Oviparous, egg is pelagic (Ref. 5259) and hatches in 2-3 days. Male reaches maturity at a length of about 22 centimeters; female at about 28 centimeters (Ref. 44894).


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