Local common name:
26.8 cm [max to 58 cm]
135 gm [max to 655 gm]
Mostly less than 5 m
Yes, this fish was caught during my offshore trip, off Southern Islands on 15/5/03.
Mangroves, weed beds & sandy bottoms. Shallow rocky shores.
papillae[usually 6-9 small skin tentacles in adults] on the upper
surface of eye, partially covering it. Bony ridges on head with spines.
Brownish with indistinct dusky bars. Fins with darker, irregular shaped