Johnius laevis Sasaki & Kailola, 1991
Smooth croaker
photo by CSIRO

Family:  Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)
Max. size:  14 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 45 - 60 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: along the coasts of Australia and Papua New Guinea, from about 124° to 144°E. Record from Java and Sumatra is more likely referable to other related species.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 11-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 29-34; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 7-7
Biology:  Inhabits coastal waters (Ref. 9772). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 03 October 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 12.05.95
Modified by: Ortañez, Auda Kareen - 21.07.08
Checked by: Sasaki, Kunio - 02.10.95

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