Badha / Silverbiddy

سيلفربيدي / بادها


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  • Description

    Badha is sold fresh in markets and processed into fish-meal. The species is actively targeted in the Persian Gulf.

    Alternative Names
    Malakapas(Philippines)
    長吻銀鱸(China)
    Lamudo(Indonesia)
    Smallscale pursemouth(South Africa)
    Tsupparisagi(Japan)
  • Product details
    Scientific name:

    Gerres longirostris

    Classification:

    Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
    Gerreidae (Mojarras)
    Perciformes (Perch-likes)

    Etymology:

    Gerres: Latin, gerres = a kind of anchovies; cited by Plinius.

    Environment / Climate / Range Ecology:

    Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 20 m. Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to South Africa, east to Marshall and Samoa islands; north to the Ryukyus and south to the Queensland, Australia (Great Barrier Reef) and New Caledonia.

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