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Johnius belangerii  (Cuvier, 1830)

Belanger's croaker
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 51243); depth range ? - 40 m (Ref. 9772).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Indo-West Pacific: Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, through the East Indies, to China. Records from the east coast of Africa were probably based on misidentifications as this species does not occur there (Ref. 4373). Range extends westwards to the Persian Gulf (Ref. 9772).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 9 - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2872); common length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2872)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10 - 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 27-31; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 7

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits coastal waters and estuaries. Feeds on invertebrates, particularly benthic worms. Marketed fresh and dried salted.

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Bianchi, G., 1985. FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Field guide to the commercial marine and brackish-water species of Pakistan. Prepared with the support of PAK/77/033 and FAO (FIRM) Regular Programme. Rome: FAO. 200 p. (Ref. 2872)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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