Robust Silverside (Atherinomorus lacunosus)

Also known as Baitfish, Broad-banded Hardyhead, Broad-banded Silverside, Capricorn Hardyhead, Greyback, Hardyhead, Hardyhead Silverside, Pitted Hardyhead, Red Sea Silverside, Robust Hardyhead, Sandsmelt, Slender Hardyhead, Whitebait, Wide-banded Hardyhead Silverside

Description

Also known as Baitfish, Broad-banded Hardyhead, Broad-banded Silverside, Capricorn Hardyhead, Greyback, Hardyhead, Hardyhead Silverside, Pitted Hardyhead, Red Sea Silverside, Robust Hardyhead, Sandsmelt, Slender Hardyhead, Whitebait, Wide-banded Hardyhead Silverside.

Found in large schools during the day, dispersing at night to feed on sheltered sandy reef margins, mangroves and shorelines.
They feed nocturnally on planktonic crustaceans.
Length - 25cm
Depth - 1-39m
Widespread Indo Pacific

These fish are common on shorelines, important food for larger fish species although no commercial value. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/1303

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