Polydactylus siamensis Motomura, Iwatsuki & Yoshino, 2001
Largemouth striped threadfin
photo by WWF / Vidthayanon, C.

Family:  Polynemidae (Threadfins)
Max. size:  27.4 cm SL (male/unsexed); 25.2 cm SL (female)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: known only from Bangkok, Songkhla and Phuket, Thailand. Probably more widely distributed about the Malay Peninsula.
Diagnosis:  Body with 7 or 8 prominent dark stripes along the scale rows above the lateral line; 7 - 9 faint stripes below (may be lost after preservation). Five pectoral filaments, moderately long, 31-43% of SL with 5th longest. Large upper jaw (mean 17% of SL) (Ref. 39886). Lateral line squamation unbranched, extending to upper end of lower caudal fin lobe. Lower tip of 7th proximal pterygiophore of 1st dorsal fin directed backward (Ref. 40970).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   

Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 18.09.01
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13

Source and more info: www.fishbase.org. For personal, classroom, and other internal use only. Not for publication.

Page created by Jen, 05.08.02, php script by kbanasihan 06/09/2010 ,  last modified by sortiz, 10/02/17