Common name of Siganus argenteus
Common name Magnahac
Language Chamorro
Type Vernacular
Official trade name No
Rank 3 - (Other common name)
Country Guam
Ref. Quoy, J.R. and P. Gaimard, 1824
Life stage juveniles and adults
Sex females and males
1st modifier
2nd modifier
Remarks Name applied to this species in the early 1800s by the islanders; this species was an important source of protein to the islanders: once a year, for 3-4 days, the myriades swarming along the shorelines (of same lengths) are harvested with fish nets; these are then sun-dried, salted and/or marinated in vinegar with aromatic herbs.
Entered by Palomares, Maria Lourdes D.
Modified by Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G.
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