Animalia > Chordata > Perciformes > Sciaenidae > Argyrosomus > Argyrosomus japonicus

Argyrosomus japonicus (jaapanese croaker; Southern meagre; Soapy; Soapies; Silver jewfish; Silver jew; Silver croaker; Schoolies; School jew; River kingfish; Mulloway; Kob; Kingy; Kingfish; Jewfish; Jew; Japanese meagre; Butterfish; Croaker)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Argyrosomus japonicus is a silvery to bronze-green colored fish, a member of the Sciaenidae family, which may grow up to 2 m (6 ft 7 in) in length. It is known as mulloway or jewfish in Australia and dusky kob in South Africa. The name jewfish refers to the large earstones, which are prized as "jewels" by some fishers.
View Wikipedia Record: Argyrosomus japonicus

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Argyrosomus japonicus


Adult Weight [1]  90.941 lbs (41.25 kg)
Maximum Longevity [3]  30 years
Migration [2]  Oceano-estuarine


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External References


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3Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
4Fish diets and food webs in the Swan–Canning estuary, River Science July 2009, Department of Water, Government of Western Australia
5Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
7Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
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