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Datnioides polota  (Hamilton, 1822)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Datnioididae (Freshwater tripletails)

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 13371); 22°N - 10°S

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Asia and Oceania: India to Indonesia (Ref. 12693) and New Guinea (Ref. 2847).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4833); common length : 18.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2847)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9. Predorsal profile strongly concave; total gill rakers on first arch 20-23; scales large, about 40-60 in lateral series; anal fin branched rays 9; color pattern highly variable; up to 7 full vertical bars on body, sometimes with 1 to 4 partial bars between full bars (Ref. 10425).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Lives in brackish water at the mouths of large rivers and coastal lagoons, as well as in freshwater lakes and rivers above tidal influence (Ref. 10425). Feeds on fishes, prawns, crabs and some insect larvae. Marketed fresh (Ref. 12693).

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Roberts, T.R. and M. Kottelat, 1994. The Indo-Pacific tigerperches, with a new species from the Mekong basin (Pisces: Coiidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 5(3):257-266. (Ref. 10425)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: commercial
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