Scientific Name
Gerres limbatus  
Gerres limbatus緣邊鑽嘴魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Cuvier, 1830 Depth 1 - 5M
Chinese 緣邊鑽嘴魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鑽嘴魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F373 Gerreidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 緣邊銀鱸 
Max Length 15 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 碗米仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Estuary、Coastal、
Holotype Locality Pondicherry, India 
Synonyms Catochaenum limbatum, Gerres kapas, Gerres lucidus, Xystaema limbatum   
Reference 福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1830 朱元鼎 編 1985 Iwatsuki, Y. etc. 2001 
Specimen List ASIZP0068829. ASIZP0068979. ASIZP0068982. ASIZP0071963. ASIZP0071964. ASIZP0071982. ASIZP0072024. ASIZP0079231. NMMBP04804. NMMBP04805. NMMBP04806. NMMBP04807. NMNSF00213.  
Barcode2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100%
Common Name Saddleback silver-biddy; Silver biddy 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body compressed, moderately deep, with an obtusely angled, elevated back; body depth 2.3 to 2.7 times in standard length. Second anal fin spine more robust than 3rd. Premaxillary groove without scales. Posterior margin of maxilla beyond a vertical through anterior margin of inner dermal eye opening. Scales between 5th dorsal fin spine base and lateral line 2.5-3 (usually 2.5). Diffused dark saddle patches along the back of live specimens 4 or 5: 1st saddle on nape; 2nd under second to 6th or 7th dorsal fin spine; 3rd beneath anterior soft part of dorsal fin; 4th beneath posterior soft part of dorsal fin; 5th on 1/3 upper caudal peduncle or extending onto upper caudal peduncle or absent. Dorsal fin faint yellowish, with a dark patch on tip of spinous portion above a line running from middle of second dorsal spine to tip of 6th dorsal spine; caudal fin pale yellow; anal fin with anterior half yellow or dull orange, posterior whitish hyaline.
habitats Lives in tidal areas of estuaries and very shallow coastal waters. Feeds on small animals living on mud-sand bottoms. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from India and Sri Lanka to southeast Asia and the South China Sea. It is occasionally found in coastal waters of Penghu Islands, western Taiwan. 
Utility Marketed fresh.