Zenarchopterus ectuntio (Hamilton, 1822)
Zenarchopterus ectuntio
photo by FAO

Family:  Zenarchopteridae (Internally fertilized halfbeaks)
Max. size:  18 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; freshwater; brackish; depth range - 0 m
Distribution:  Asia: India to Australia and north to Hong Kong.
Biology:  Occur at surface levels in estuaries and rivers well upstream from the tidal zone. Feeds on terrestrial insects. Marketed fresh (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 06.08.96
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 04.04.17
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 11.08.01

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