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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Sciaenidae Drums or croakers

Genus: Pennahia

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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Pennahia anea (Bloch, 1793)

Photo by Photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)
 
Pennahia anea
[Donkey croaker]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Pennahia argentata (Houttuyn, 1782)

Photo by Photo by Yau, B.
 
Pennahia argentata
[Silver croaker]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 27.8 cm SL
Pennahia macrocephalus (Tang, 1937)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pennahia macrocephalus
[Big-head pennah croaker]
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Max. Length 18 cm SL

 
Pennahia ovata
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Western Pacific
Max. Length 23.2 cm SL
Pennahia pawak (Lin, 1940)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Pennahia pawak
[Pawak croaker]



5 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pennahia anea Donkey croaker Indo-West Pacific 30 SL 1793
Pennahia argentata Silver croaker Northwest Pacific 40 SL 1782
Pennahia macrocephalus Big-head pennah croaker Indo-West Pacific 27.8 SL 1937
Pennahia ovata Eastern Indian Ocean 18 SL 1996
Pennahia pawak Pawak croaker Western Pacific 23.2 SL 1940



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