Common Silverbiddy, Gerres subfasciatus Cuvier 1830


Other Names: Common Silver Belly, Common Silverbelly, Ovate Silverbiddy, Roach, Silver Biddy, Silverbelly, Silver-belly, Silverbiddy, Southern Silverbiddy

A Common Silverbiddy, Gerres subfasciatus, at Fly Point, Port Stephens, New South Wales, 13 November 2016. Source: Erik Schlogl / iNaturalist.org. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A silvery fish with black tips on the elevated anterior dorsal fin spines, and a short-based anal fin. The highly protrusible jaws allows the Common Silverbiddy to find polychaete worms and other invertebrates in sandy and muddy bottoms.

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Dianne J. Bray, Gerres subfasciatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 17 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/2435

Common Silverbiddy, Gerres subfasciatus Cuvier 1830

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Distribution

Widespread in Australia from Albany in the southwest, northwards around the tropical north and eastern Australia to Metung, Victoria. Forms schools over sandy bottoms in estuaries and coastal waters, with juveniles sometimes found in the upper tidal regions of rivers.

Feeding

Carnivore - feeds on benthic invertebrates including polychaete worms.

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Species Citation

Gerres subfasciatus Cuvier, 1830, Hist. Nat. Poiss. 6: 477. Type locality: Port Jackson, NSW. 

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Common Silverbiddy, Gerres subfasciatus Cuvier 1830

References


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Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37349005

Depth:0-40 m

Fishing:Commercial fish

Habitat:Estuaries, coastal waters

Max Size:23 cm TL

Native:Endemic

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