Short Silverbiddy, Gerres erythrourus (Bloch 1791)


Other Names: Deepbody Silverbiddy, Short Silver Belly, Short Silver-belly

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Summary:
A silvery brown silverbiddy, bright silver below, with indistinct dark stripes along the scale rows above and 4-6 rows immediately below lateral line, and yellow anal and pelvic fins. The species may also have indistinct narrow dark bars on the sides.

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Dianne J. Bray, Gerres erythrourus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 12 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/446

Short Silverbiddy, Gerres erythrourus (Bloch 1791)

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Distribution

Widespread in the Indo-Pacific, from western India to Micronesia. Inhabits soft bottoms, and juveniles often occur in estuaries.

Features

Meristic features: Dorsal fin IX, 10; Anal fin III, 7; Pectoral fin 15-16; Lateral line 35-38; Gill rakers 4-5 + 8-9.
Body deep, compressed; head profile almost straight. Dorsal and anal-fin with strong spines; second dorsal fin spine longer than the third; second anal-fin spine robust, almost equal to length of anal-fin base; caudal fin short, deeply forked, tips broadly rounded.

Colour

Body silvery brown above, brilliant silver below, with indistinct dark longitudinal stripes along scale rows above and 4-6 rows immediately below lateral line; often with 4 -11 indistinct narrow dark bars on sides; anal and pelvic fins yellow.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37349007

Depth:0-40 m

Habitat:Marine, estuarine, soft bottom

Max Size:37 cm TL

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