Animalia > Chordata > Perciformes > Latidae > Lates > Lates calcarifer

Lates calcarifer (White sea bass; Silver perch; Silver barramundi; Sea bass; Palmer; Giant sea-perch; Giant seaperch; Giant sea perch; Giant perch; Cock-up; Cockup; Barramundi perch; Barramundi; Barramunda; Barra; Asian seabass; Seabass ; Silver seaperch; Seaperch; Cock-up seaperch)

Synonyms: Coius vacti (heterotypic); Holocentrus calcarifer; Lates darwiniensis; Pseudolates cavifrons
Language: Aceh; Bahasa Indonesia; Bengali; Bikol; Bunuba; Burmese; Cantonese; Cebuano; Chavacano; Danish; Davawenyo; French; German; Gooniyandi; Gujarati; Hiligaynon; Ilokano; Japanese; Javanese; Kannada; Kapampangan; Khmer; Kuyunon; Makassarese; Malay; Malayalam; Mandarin Chinese; Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug; Marathi; Ngarinyin; Nyikina; Oriya; Pangasinan; Polish; Portuguese; Russian; Sinhalese; Spanish; Surigaonon; Swedish; Tagalog; Tamil; Telugu; Thai; Tokelauan; Vietnamese; Visayan; Walmajarri; Waray-waray

Wikipedia Abstract

The barramundi or Asian sea bass (Lates calcarifer) is a species of catadromous fish in family Latidae of order Perciformes. The species is widely distributed in the Indo-West Pacific region from Southeast Asia to Papua New Guinea and Northern Australia. Known in Thai language as pla kapong (Thai: ปลากะพง), it is very popular in Thai cuisine. It is known as koduva (கொடுவா) in the Tamil language, kalaanji in Malayalam language, pandugappa (పండుగొప్ప) in the Telugu language in India, bhetki (ভেটকী) in the Bengali language in eastern India and in Bangladesh as "Koral Machh", Modha in the sinhala language in Sri Lanka and chonak in the Konkani language in Goa in western India.
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Migration [1]  Catadromous
Water Biome [1]  Rivers and Streams, Coastal, Brackish Water
Diet [1]  Carnivore

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve 123722 Viet Nam  
Prince Regent River Nature Reserve Ia 1428602 Western Australia, Australia  
Shankou Mangrove Wetland Reserve 19768 Guangxi, China  
Sunderban National Park 261613 India  
Ujung Kulon National Park II 313466 Java, Indonesia    

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Carettochelys insculpta (Pig-nosed Turtle, Pitted-Shelled Turtle, Warrajan)[5]


External References


Attributes / relations provided by
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3Diets of piscivorous fishes in a tropical Australian estuary, with special reference to predation on penaeid prawns, J. P. Salini, S. J. M. Blaber and D. T. Brewer, Marine Biology 105, 363-374 (1990)
4Abundance, Diet and predators of juvenile banana prawns, Penaeus merguiensis, in a tropical mangrove estuary, AI Robertson, Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 39(4) 467 - 478, (1988)
5Dry-season Distribution and Ecology of Carettochelys insculpta (Chelonia : Carettochelydidae) in Kakadu National Park, Northern Australia, Arthur Georges and Rodney Kennett, Aust. Wildl. Res., 1989, 16, 323-35
6Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0