Also known as Common Asohos, Common Sillago, Common Whiting, Indian Whiting, Northern Whiting, Sand Borer, Sand-smelt, Sand-whiting, Sillago-whiting, Silver Whiting, Smelt, Trumpeter Whiting, Whiting.
Found in schools, over mud or sandy depressions, of inshore waters, moving along estuaries, mangroves, sand-bars and sand flats, at high tide to feed.
Adults will bury in the sand when threatened.
They feed on invertebrates.
Length - 30cm
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/4544