Bahaba taipingensis (Herre, 1932)
Chinese bahaba
Bahaba taipingensis
photo by CAFS

Family:  Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)
Max. size:  200 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 100 kg
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: south China only. From the Yangtze River southwards to Hongkong (Ref. 75158).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Adults feed on shrimp, crab, and other crustaceans (Ref. 75158). Adults aggregate in estuaries to spawn (Ref. 75158). An important food fish.
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 (A2bd) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 06.08.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13

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