Larimichthys polyactis (Bleeker, 1877)
Yellow croaker
Larimichthys polyactis
photo by Yau, B.

Family:  Sciaenidae (Drums or croakers)
Max. size:  40 cm SL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 23 years
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range - 120 m, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Yellow and East China seas.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 31-36; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 9-10; Vertebrae: 28-30. Body gold when fresh. Soft-rayed portions of dorsal and anal fins mostly covered with scales. Posterior part of pectoral fin not black. Anal soft rays usually 9 (Ref. 41299).
Biology:  Found in the sublittoral zone above 120 m in sandy mud bottoms (Ref. 11230). Used in Chinese medicine (Ref. 12166).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Santos, Kristine - 13.02.18
Checked by: Sasaki, Kunio - 09.12.95

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