Gerres decacanthus (Bleeker, 1864)
Small Chinese silver-biddy
photo by FAO

 Family:  Gerreidae (Mojarras)
 Max. size:  9.1 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 1 - 10 m
 Distribution:  Asia: Xiamen to the Xisha Archipelago, southern China.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 9-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 7-7. Body silvery. Supraneural bones 2. Caudal fin lobes somewhat pointed (Ref. 39283).
 Biology:  Occurs in shallow, coastal sandy and muddy areas associated with freshwater basins (Ref. 30392).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 17.02.00
 Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 18.03.09

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