Scientific Name
Gerres longirostris  
Gerres longirostris長吻鑽嘴魚
by: ©Randall, John E.
Author (Lacepède, 1801) Depth 1 - 30M
Chinese 長吻鑽嘴魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鑽嘴魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F373 Gerreidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 長吻銀鱸 
Max Length 35 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 碗米仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、North 
Habitats Benthos、Estuary、Fresh Water、Coastal  Holotype Locality Java, Indonesia 
Synonyms Diapterus poieti, Gerres acinaces, Gerres darnleyense, Gerres darnleyensis, Gerres lineolatus, Gerres longicaudus, Gerres oyena, Gerres poeti, Gerres poieti, Gerres poietie, Gerres rueppellii, Labrus longirostris, Sparus britannus ...all 15..  
Reference Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase( 2002)  Lacepede, B. G. E. 1801 Miyanohara, M. etc. 1999 Iwatsuki, Y. etc. 2001 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0059850. NMMSTP00607.  
Common Name Longtail silverbiddy 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body compressed, elongate, slender, its depth 2.5 to 2.7 times in standard length. Upper jaw extending vertically beyond anteriormost margin of dermal eye opening, sometimes reaching to vertical at anterior margin of pupil. Second dorsal fin spine slightly longer, 4.0 to 5.9 times in SL; second anal-fin spine short, about 2/3 length of base of anal fin, even shorter in smaller fish; pectoral fins slightly longer, tip of depressed fins reaching to origin of anal fin; caudal fin very deeply forked, lobes long, longest caudal-fin ray about 1/3 standard length. Lateral line scales 43 to 47; scales between 5th dorsal fin spine base and lateral line 6.5 or 7. Body olive-green above, becoming silvery below; snout region blackish dorsally.
habitats Adults often in clear coastal waters up to about 50 m depth; juveniles often in estuaries or lagoons influenced by fresh water; prefers shallow waters over sandy bottoms, from coral reefs to brackish waters. Occurs singly or in groups. In the Gilberts, it 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-Pacific from Red Sea to South Africa; north to the Ryukyus; south to Australia, east to the Marquesas. It is found in western and northern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Sold fresh in markets; processed into fishmeal.