It was described by Achille
Valenciennes in 1840. Habitat: It
inhabits tropical marine and brackish waters in the
Indo-western Pacific region, including the Mozambique
Channel, Myanmar, Indonesia and southern China. It
dwells at a depth range of 20 to 50m (66 to 164 ft)
and it reaches a maximum total length of 30cm (12ins),
but more commonly reaches a TL of 19cm (7.5ins).
Diet: Feeds mainly on invertebrates and small
fishes. Remarks: Caught mainly with
bamboo traps and set bagnets. Marine; brackish; demersal;
depth range 20-50 m. Tropical.
Pacific: Mozambique Channel to Burma [=Myanmar]
and southern China to Indonesia (excluding the Philippines
and Australia). Found in the Mekong delta
30cm T.L. (12ins)
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