Pomadasys argenteus   (Forsskal,  1775) (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Haemulidae

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Description
Max. size: 70.0 cm TL.

Color: In juveniles, body pale brownish, lighter below, back with irregular longitudinal streaks on alternate scale rows; dorsal fin with dusky membranes; a dark spot on gill cover. In adults, body silvery, with dark blotches on dorsal fin and numerous scattered dark brown to blackish spots on body.

Body ovate, head profile almost straight, its depth contained 2.7 to 2.8 times in standard length. Mouth small; maxilla reaching to eye; lips not thickened; teeth in jaws arranged in villiform bands; two pores and a central groove under the chin. No antrorse spine before the dorsal fin origin, notch between the spinous and soft-rayed portion of the dorsal fin shallow. Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14, Anal spines: 3, Anal soft rays: 7.


Synonym (s)
Coius gudgutia Hamilton-Buchanan, 1822
Polotus nitidus Blyth, 1859
Sciaena argentea Forsskal, 1775
Pomadasys hasta (Bloch, 1790)
Coius gudgutia Hamilton, 1822
Lutjanus microstomus Lacepede, 1802
Polotus nitidus Blyth, 1858
Pristipoma argenteum (Forsskal, 1775)
Pristipoma chrysobalion Cuvier, 1830
Pristipoma manadense Gunther, 1872
Pristipoma nageb Ruppell, 1838

Common Name (s)
• Blotched Grunt (English)
• Silver Grunt (English)
• Javelinfish (English)
• Karuppi (Telugu)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries, marketed fresh or frozen, dried and salted)

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic, Demersal, Estuarine, Muddy, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Benthic crustaceans

Biogeography


• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• MYANMAR
• Maharashtra, Dahanu Creek (Lat: 19.97) (Long: 72.72) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Danda Creek (Lat: 19.6) (Long: 72.72) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Savta Creek (Lat: 19.95) (Long: 72.77) INDIA
• Gulf of Oman
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Kerala, Ponnani Estuary INDIA (Record: 03/1997-02/1999)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar Island INDIA (Record: 08/2000-07/2003)
• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 17) (Long: 83.5) INDIA (Record: 02/1985-06/1987) (Depth: 43-90 mts)
• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 18) (Long: 88) INDIA (Record: 02/1985-06/1987) (Depth: 43-90 mts)
• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 16.86) (Long: 72.43) INDIA (Record: 02/1985-06/1987) (Depth: 43-90 mts)
• Arabian Sea INDIA (Record: 02/1985-06/1987) (Depth: 43-90 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• INDIA
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA

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