Wattsia mossambica

Mozambique large-eye bream WTM
Characteristic features:

Greyish with yellowish brown blotches, dark blotches or bars sometimes on body, fins often spotted.


Up to 55 cm TL.


Indo–West Pacific, in tropical waters.


Coral and rocky reefs, from 100 to 180 m depth.


Feeds on bottom dwelling invertebrates and small fishes.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught with bottom longlines and bottom trawls.

Similar species:

A distinct species easily identifiable by having a combination of a forked caudal fin with broadly rounded lobes, a deep body, dorsal and anal fins with 10 soft rays and pectoral fins with 14 soft rays.

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