Gerres setifer (Hamilton, 1822)
Small Bengal silver-biddy
Gerres setifer
photo by Hasan, M.E.

Family:  Gerreidae (Mojarras)
Max. size:  15 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; brackish; marine; depth range 1 - 10 m, amphidromous
Distribution:  Indian Ocean: east coast of India and Sri Lanka (Ref. 4833). Reported from Bangladesh, Myanmar and Thailand.
Diagnosis:  Body silvery. Supraneural bones 2. Last dorsal fin spine is longer than the penultimate spine, mean 1.17 (Ref. 39283)
Biology:  Generally collected in shallow coastal waters within less than 10 m or from estuaries basins strongly influenced by freshwater (Ref. 39283).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 08.06.95
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 03.04.02

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