Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Sciaenidae
(Drums or croakers)
Etymology: Bahaba: A Bengali word, bahaba, for a fish.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; brackish; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 35 - 41 cm
Max length : 200 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75158); max. published weight: 100.0 kg (Ref. 75158)
Northwest Pacific: south China only. From the Yangtze River southwards to Hongkong (Ref. 75158).
Adults feed on shrimp, crab, and other crustaceans (Ref. 75158). Adults aggregate in estuaries to spawn (Ref. 75158). An important food fish.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Large spawning aggregations are found in estuaries (Ref. 75158). Adults move out to deeper areas after spawning leaving the young in estuaries and coastal areas (Ref. 75158).
Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott, 1991. World fishes important to North Americans. Exclusive of species from the continental waters of the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Publ. (21):243 p. (Ref. 4537)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00851 (0.00421 - 0.01721), b=3.09 (2.92 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)Family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Very high vulnerability (77 of 100) .