Gerres silaceus Iwatsuki, Kimura & Yoshino, 2001
Malayan silver-biddy
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 Family:  Gerreidae (Mojarras)
 Max. size:  10.7 cm SL (female)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 5 m
 Distribution:  Western Pacific: southern Malay Peninsula.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 9-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 7-7. Body and head uniformly silvery-ochre; depth approximately 50% of SL. Supraneural bones 2. Scales between 5th dorsal fin spine base and lateral line 3.5. Last dorsal fin spine almost the same length or slightly shorter than penultimate spine. Anal spines generally slender . Caudal fin short, lobes broadly rounded. Pelvic fin rays with wide white margin posteriorly (Ref. 39283).
 Biology:  A rare species collected from a shallow seagrass bed at approximately 1.5 m depth (Ref. 39283).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 02.04.02
 Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 18.08.09

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