Gerres macracanthus Bleeker, 1854
Longspine silverbiddy
Gerres macracanthus
photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

 Family:  Gerreidae (Mojarras)
 Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 1 - 22 m
 Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Indonesia and New Guinea.
 Diagnosis:  Similar to G. filamentosus with the long filament on the dorsal fin but instead of spots, it has bars along the sides (Ref. 48635).
 Biology:  Occurs in shallow inshore coastal waters on sandy bottoms and in estuaries. Maintain discrete, single species' schools (Ref. 13682).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 08.08.96
 Modified by: Santos, Kristine - 02.03.15

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