Slender Silverbiddy, Gerres oblongus Cuvier 1830


Other Names: Largebodied Silverbiddy, Slender-bodied Silver-biddy

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Summary:
A silvery-blue silverbiddy grading to brilliant silver below, sometimes with yellowish anal and pelvic fins. Juveniles often have irregular dark vertical bars on the sides.

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Gerres oblongus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 11 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/2437

Slender Silverbiddy, Gerres oblongus Cuvier 1830

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Distribution

Widespread in the tropical Indo-Pacific, from eastern coast of Africa to Tonga and Fiji. Inhabits sandy or muddy bottoms and coral reefs.

Features

Meristic features: Dorsal fin IX,10; Anal fin III,7; Pectoral fin 16-17; Lateral line 47-49; Gill rakers 5-7 + 7-9.
Body compressed, relatively elongated and slender; anterodorsal profile slightly convex. Second dorsal fin spine slightly elongated but not filamentous; pectoral fins long, reaching to anal-fin origin; caudal fin long, deeply forked. Five to six scales between base of 5th dorsal fin spine base and lateral line.

Colour

Body silvery blue above grading to brilliant silver below, and anal and pelvic fins sometimes yellowish; juveniles often with irregular dark vertical bars on sides.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37349022

Depth:0-20 m

Habitat:Soft bottoms, coral reefs

Max Size:40 cm TL

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