Oblong Silverbiddy (Gerres oblongus)

Also known as Elongate Silverbiddy, Large-bodied Silverbiddy, Oblong Mojarra, Oblong Pursemouth, Oblong Silverbelly, Pursemouth, Silverbelly, Silverbiddy, Slender Silverbiddy, Slender-bodied Silverbiddy

Description

Also known as Elongate Silverbiddy, Large-bodied Silverbiddy, Oblong Mojarra, Oblong Pursemouth, Oblong Silverbelly, Pursemouth, Silverbelly, Silverbiddy, Slender Silverbiddy, Slender-bodied Silverbiddy.

Found in schools over sand and weedy areas of outer reef edges.
They feed on benthic invertebrates.
Length - 30cm
Depth - 0-50m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

Deep bodied fish with huge expandable mouths usually found over sand swimming slowly in a stop start motion while searching for small invertebrates. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/5801

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