Milkfish (Chanos chanos)

Also known as Bangos, Bony Salmon, Chanos, Giant Herring, Moreton Bay Salmon, Salmon Herring, White Mullet

Description

Also known as Bangos, Bony Salmon, Chanos, Giant Herring, Moreton Bay Salmon, Salmon Herring, White Mullet.

Found in small to large schools over well developed reef areas of shallow coastal bays, estuaries, rivers and island reefs.
They feed on soft algae, pelagic fish eggs, larvae and benthic invertebrates.
Length - 180cm
Depth - 1-30m
Widespread Eastern Pacific, Indo Pacific

The only species in the family Chanidae is a schooling toothless fish related to the Herring. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/8026

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