Physical Characteristics

Total length nearly 3.5 in (9 cm). Body small and elongate with relatively large, rounded caudal fin. Color silvery or pale gold (occasionally light brown), mottled with a greenish brown hue, the fins are clear. During breeding season, males have hints of orange at base of the dorsal and caudal fins, posterior portion of belly, and above eyes. Pelvic and anal fins are marked with black. There are 7-9 spines and 7-10 soft rays in the dorsal fin, 3 spines and 7-8 soft rays in the anal fin, and 11-14 soft rays in the pectoral fin.

Terapon jarbua Edelia vittata Nannoperca australis

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