Johnius belangerii (Cuvier, 1830)
Belanger's croaker
Johnius belangerii
photo by Yau, B.

 Family:  Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)
 Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range - 40 m, amphidromous
 Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, through the East Indies, to China. Records from the east coast of Africa were probably based on misidentifications as this species does not occur there (Ref. 4373). Range extends westwards to the Persian Gulf (Ref. 9772).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 27-31; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 7-7
 Biology:  Inhabits coastal waters and estuaries. Feeds on invertebrates, particularly benthic worms. Marketed fresh and dried salted.
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 02.06.92
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
 Checked by: Sasaki, Kunio - 02.10.95

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