Johnius coitor (Hamilton, 1822)
Coitor croaker
Johnius coitor
photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Family:  Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)
Max. size:  16 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine, amphidromous
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: east coast of India, Bangladesh, Burma southward to about Singapore and Borneo around Brunei to Australia (Ref. 7050). Reported from Nepal (Ref. 9496).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 26-29; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 6-8
Biology:  Found in shallow coastal waters, estuaries and rivers (Ref. 9772).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 October 2019 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Known from Quang Ninh-Cat Ba (Ref. 58534).

Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 08.06.94
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 20.08.09
Checked by: Sasaki, Kunio - 02.10.95

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