Northwest Threadfin Bream, Pentapodus porosus (Valenciennes 1830)

Other Names: False Whiptail, Northwest Australian Whiptail, North-west Whiptail, Ornate Butterfish

A Northwest Threadfin Bream, Pentapodus porosus, at Cassini Island, Western Australia. Source: Gerald R. Allen / FishBase. License: All rights reserved

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Northwest Threadfin Bream, Pentapodus porosus (Valenciennes 1830)

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Dorsal fin X, 9; Anal fin III, 7. 
Head scales reaching forward to or almost to level of posterior nostrils. Suborbital naked. Lower limb of preopercle naked. Pelvic fins short, not reaching near level of anus. Upper and lower lobes of caudal fin pointed, more or less equal in length. Axillary scale present. 


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CAAB Code:37347007

Depth:5-50 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:27 cm TL

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