Sunday, December 24, 2006

Jenahak : Lutjaninae Perciformes

Just for your info, the fish my friend Lin caught was a kind of Snapper, called Jenahak here in Malaysia. An excellent table fish with succulent sweet flesh. Very nice steamed.

Lutjanidae (Snappers), subfamily: Lutjaninae
Perciformes (perch-likes)
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
John's snapper
97.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; Ref. 40637); max. published weight: 10.5 kg (Ref. 4699)
reef-associated; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); brackish; marine; depth range - 80 m
tropical; 31°N - 23°S, 37°e - 174°w
fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: commercial; gamefish: yes
Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.13-0.38)
Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to Fiji, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Australia.
Dorsal spines (total): 10 - 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13 - 14; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8. Dorsal profile of head steeply sloped. Preorbital width equal to eye diameter or larger. Preopercular notch and knob poorly developed. Scale rows on back parallel to lateral line. Center of each scale often with a reddish-brown spot, giving an overall appearance of series of horizontal lines on side of body. Generally yellow with a bronze to silvery sheen, shading to silvery white on belly and underside of the head. A large black blotch mainly above the lateral line below the anterior dorsal-fin rays.
Adults probably frequent coral reef areas; juveniles found in mangrove estuaries (Ref. 30573). Feeds on fishes and benthic invertebrates including shrimps, crabs and cephalopods. In Hong Kong live fish markets (Ref. 27253).


At 7:07 PM, Blogger Lin said... thanks for clarifying!!
i've put up some cool shots of our fishing expedition on my blog if u're interested....

Merry Christmas!!!


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