Local common name:
15.9 cm[max to 38 cm]
Marine, brackish, freshwater
Minor commercial fisheries; Commercial Aquaculture; Commercial Aquarium[small juveniles are usually converted to pure freshwater in the aquarium trade].
Yes, usually in brackish water. [This fish was caught off in-between Pasir Ris & Ubin].
Mangroves, estuarines, harbours, fish-farms etc. Feeds on worms, crustaceans, insects & plant matters.
Easy to ID as no other fish species looks alike. Black, brown spots on yellow. Becoming pale as they ages.
The dorsal & anal spines are venomous, so handle with care as it can inflict a nasty, itchy sting.
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