Mud Sillago (Sillago lutea)

Also known as Mud Whiting, Sand Borer, Sand-smelt, Whiting

Description

Also known as Mud Whiting, Sand Borer, Sand-smelt, Whiting.

Found in schools in muddy or sandy depressions of silty inshore waters, moving along estuaries, mangroves, sandbars, and sandflats at high tide to feed.
Adults will bury in the sand when threatened.
They feed on crustaceans, molluscs and worms.
Length - 16cm
Depth - 0-60m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific

Major food source for the fishing industry and highly prized by the recreational fisherman. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Sillago-lutea.html

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