Also known as Common Silverbiddy, Longtail Silverbiddy, Long-tailed Silverbiddy, Pursemouth, Scimitar Silverbiddy, Silverbelly, Silverbiddy, Smallscale Pursemouth, Smallscale Silverbelly, Strongspine Silverbiddy, Strong-spined Silverbiddy.
Found singly or in small schools over sandy bottoms in both clear coastal waters and brackish waters of estuaries, lagoons and coral reefs.
They feed on small benthic invertebrates.
Juveniles found in estuaries and lagoons.
Length - 44cm
Depth - 0-50m
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/Gerres-longirostris