Pomadasys argenteus


Silver grunt GRL
Characteristic features:
Colour:

Body silvery with rows of small black spots (mainly on upper half), dorsal fin with rows of larger dark spots, other fins plain. Juveniles with body pale brownish with irregular longitudinal streaks along back, lighter ventrally.

Size:

Up to 60 cm TL.

Important conditions and life stages:

Juveniles with body pale brownish with irregular longitudinal streaks along back, lighter ventrally.

Distribution:

Indo-West Pacific in tropical waters.

Habitat:

Inshore waters, 15–115 m depth.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught by handline, trap, set net and spear.

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