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Argyrosomus amoyensis  (Bleeker, 1863)

Amoy croaker
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)
Etymology: Argyrosomus: Greek, argyros = silvered, silver + Greek, soma = body (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 60 m (Ref. 9772).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea from Oman to western coasts of India (Ref. 3490); South China Sea and off Java, Indonesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9772); common length : 30.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9772)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 25-27; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 7

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on coastal waters over muddy bottoms. Forms small schools. Also caught with bottom trawls and hand lines. Marketed fresh and dried salted; swim bladder dried (Ref. 9772).

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Lal Mohan, R.S., 1984. Sciaenidae. In W. Fischer and G. Bianchi (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51). Vol. 4. FAO, Rome. pag. var. (Ref. 3490)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: commercial
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