Protonibea diacanthus (Lacepède, 1802)
Black Jewfish

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Lutjanus diacanthus, Johnius diacanthus, Nibea diacanthus
Common names

Black jewfish, Slate-cod croaker, Blackspotted croacker

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Protonibea diacanthus

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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 150 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9772); common length : 100.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9772)
Length at first maturity
Lm ?, range 85 - ? cm
Demersal; brackish; marine; depth range ? - 60 m (Ref. 9772)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: west coast of the Persian Gulf and along the coasts of India and Sri Lanka, north to Japan and south through the Philippines and Borneo to New Guinea and northern Australia.
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Short description
Dorsal spines (total): 10 - 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 22 - 25; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 7. 7-8 gill rakers on the lower limb of the first arch.
Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)
Found in coastal waters over muddy bottoms, off the sea-bed. Ascend tidal rivers and estuaries (Ref. 9772). Feed mainly on crustaceans and small fishes. Also caught with bottom trawls (Ref. 9772). Sold fresh and dried salted (swim bladder) in markets. An important food fish.

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