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Large-eye Grey Bream Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Gymnocranius griseus
Family : Lethrinidae
Order : Perciformes
Class : Actinopterygii
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Naked-headed Large-eyed Bream
Habitat : Coastal water,shallow estuaries
Description : Large-eye Grey Bream has an oblongated and compressed body.They are blue dorsally and silvery white ventrally with few narrow dark bars on the sides. The ponyfish has a dorsal fin supported by 10 spines and 10 soft rays, while the anal fin typically possesses 3 spines and 9 or 10 soft rays. Its body is oblong-shaped, with a depth that ranges from 1.9 to 2.3 times its standard length. Featuring a pointed snout, the jaw's front portion contains three pairs of canine-like teeth, complemented by bristle-like teeth that become more conical towards the sides. Its caudal fin is moderately forked with pointed tips on its lobes. Sporting a silvery coloration, it bears 5 to 8 slender black vertical bars along its flanks, with the first bar running through the eye and across the cheek. While it can reach a maximum total length of 35 cm (14 in), it typically measures around 25 cm (9.8 in). Inhabiting inshore waters, it prefers depths greater than 20 m (66 ft) in sheltered bays, sand, and mud slopes. Juvenile specimens are occasionally found on algal reefs in brackish estuaries.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Zarin Tasnim, Department of Zoology,Universityof Dhaka; Information sources: Encyclopedia of flora and fauna of Bangladesh(volume 24). photo credit and copyright:Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences,Information Centerour database, more information please contact with us.www.fishbase.se