Sillago attenuata McKay, 1985
Slender sillago
Sillago attenuata
photo by FAO

 Family:  Sillaginidae (Smelt-whitings)
 Max. size:  20 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal, non-migratory
 Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Persian Gulf.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 19-21; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 18-20. Body with faint blotches in two series laterally, the upper row of about 8 or 9 spots, the lowest mid-lateral row with 10 spots; a row of indistinct spots or blotches along the base of the spinous dorsal fin. First dorsal fin with the anterior most interspinous membranes dusted with black spots; the membrane of the second dorsal fin dusted with black; other fins are hyaline.
 Biology:  Occur in the shallow coastal waters of the Persian Gulf (Ref. 6205). Oviparous (Ref. 205)
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 26.10.93
 Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 06.04.06

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