Local common name:
[max to 200 cm]
Approx 24.8 kg [max to 68 kg]
Variety of habitats: over mud, sand, gravel bottoms, coral reefs, rocky shores, drifting/stationary objects, mangroves, estuaries. Feeds on crabs, fishes, squids.
Aquaculture; gamefish & minor commercial fishery.
Yes, this huge fish was caught in the shallow water somewhere off Singapore Changi.
Stocky body, dark brown with 2 silvery bands. Caudal fin lunate in adults, upp lobe longer than lower. Dorsal spines:7-9, rays:31. Anal spines:2, rays:24.
Photo courtesy of 'kingrudyz'
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