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Gerres methueni  Regan, 1920

Striped silver biddy
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gerreidae (Mojarras)
Etymology: Gerres: Latin, gerres = a kind of anchovies; cited by Plinius.   More on author: Regan.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; benthopelagic.   Subtropical, preferred ?; 11°S - 36°S, 24°E - 51°E

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Western Indian Ocean: southern Mozambique to Algoa Bay, South Africa; also reported from Madagascar.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 14.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5213); common length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3409)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7. Silvery in color but olive brown above; brown stripes following scale rows above lateral line and the 4 rows below it; spinous dorsal fin with black margins (Ref. 4372). Squamation pattern on the preopercular flange 5-17 scales (Ref. 41102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit coastal waters including estuaries. They form schools (Ref. 5213). They feed on invertebrates (Ref. 3409). Fry about 10 cm in length enter the estuaries and stay until they reach maturity (Ref. 34363).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Woodland, David J. | Collaborators

Woodland, D.J., 1986. Gerreidae. p. 608-609. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4372)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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