Local common name:
24.1 cm[max to 100 cm]
[max to 15.5 kg]
Flat sandy or weedy area. Feeds on hard-shelled prey: crustaceans, molluscs, sea urchins etc.
Commercial fisheries; aquaculture; aquarium & gamefish.
Yes, one of the common tuskfishes found locally. This fish was caught somewhere off Singapore Changi during my 4th offshore trip on 12/2/03.
Body greenish gray dorsally, shading to yellow ventrally.[Juvenile: yellowish to yellowish-orange body]. Vertical blue lines on each scale, becoming spots on caudal peduncle. A black spot at base of last dorsal spine. Blue dots or lines near the eyes. Dorsal spines:13, rays:7. Anal spines:3, rays:10.
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