Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found in coastal waters and trawling grounds. Caught with bottom trawls, bottom longlines, handlines, gillnets and traps.
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Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: Pakistan to Sri Lanka, and eastward to Southeast Asia.
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Indo-West Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13 - 14; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 7 - 8
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Size

Maximum size: 400 mm TL
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Max. size

40.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 3412))
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Diagnostic Description

Medium-sized fish of moderately deep, compressed body. Predorsal scales very large, beginning between the nostrils. Preoperculum with coarse distant serrations, and scales extending on to flange. Color is silvery, darker above; fins yellowish-brown. Young individuals with a large dusky steel-blue blotch on the operculum.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 51243); marine
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Depth range based on 7 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1.1 - 19.5

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 1.1 - 19.5
 
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Migration

Amphidromous. Refers to fishes that regularly migrate between freshwater and the sea (in both directions), but not for the purpose of breeding, as in anadromous and catadromous species. Sub-division of diadromous. Migrations should be cyclical and predictable and cover more than 100 km.Characteristic elements in amphidromy are: reproduction in fresh water, passage to sea by newly hatched larvae, a period of feeding and growing at sea usually a few months long, return to fresh water of well-grown juveniles, a further period of feeding and growing in fresh water, followed by reproduction there (Ref. 82692).
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Trophic Strategy

Found in coastal waters and trawling grounds. Caught with bottom trawls, bottom longlines, handlines, gillnets and traps.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Pomadasys argyreus

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Pomadasys argyreus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 9
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: commercial
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