Tropical Silverside (Atherinomorus duodecimalis)

Also known as Baitfish, Balabac Island Silverside, Lined Silverside, Western Hardyhead

Description

Also known as Baitfish, Balabac Island Silverside, Lined Silverside, Western Hardyhead.

Found in schools close to the surface over shallow calm coastal waters of mangrove lined coastlines and estuaries.
Attracted to light at night.
They feed on zooplankton.
Length - 11cm
Depth - 0-4m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific

These fish are common on shorelines, important food for larger fish species although no commercial value. Ref: https://www.fishbase.in/summary/1302

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