Sillago megacephalus Lin, 1933
Large-headed sillago
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Family:  Sillaginidae (Smelt-whitings)
Max. size:  15.8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal, non-migratory
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Hainan, China. This species is possibly a junior synonym of Sillago sihama.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 22-22; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 23-23. Very similar to S. sihama but with the head length 33% of standard length.
Biology:  Oviparous (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 28.10.93
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 06.04.06
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 17.08.94

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