Johnius macrorhynus (Lal Mohan, 1976)
Big-snout croaker
photo by Khan, M.M.

 Family:  Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)
 Max. size:  30 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: India and Sri Lanka to the South China Sea, Borneo and the Malay Peninsula.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 11-11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 27-30; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 7-7. Lower part of body with a golden tinge; pectoral, pelvic and anal fins yellow; a faint steel blue blotch on gill cover (Ref. 9772).
 Biology:  Inhabits shallow coastal waters (Ref. 9772).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 27.09.95
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 28.02.12
 Checked by: Sasaki, Kunio - 02.10.95

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