Lates calcarifer

Asian Seabass
Native
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Taxonomy

  • Kingdom
  • Phylum
  • Class
  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    calcarifer
  • Author
    (Bloch, 1790)
  • Common
    Asian Seabass (English), Barra (English), Barramunda (English), Barramundi (English), Barramundi Perch (English), Bhekti (English), Bukai-bukai (Malay), Cock-up Seaperch (English), Gelongsong (Malay), Giant Sea Perch (English), Kakap (Malay), Kakap Putih (Malay), Seabass (English), Seaperch (English), Selongsong (Malay), Siakap (Malay), Siakap Putih (Malay) & Silver Seaperch (English)
  • Residential
    Native
The taxanomic status is pending for approval

Description

Barramundi has moderately deep, elongate and compressed body; dorsal profile of head concave anteriorly; snout and jaws pointed; anterior and posterior nostrils close together near eye; mouth large; dorsal fin deeply incised before last dorsal-fin spine; 3rd anal fin spine longest and rounded caudal fin. It has brown to golden eyes while juveniles has brown to grayish brown with 3 white stripes on head and scattered white patches on body sizes. This fish can be found in coastal marine and estuarine waters and feeds om fishes and some crustaceans.

Location

by State Location
  • Johor 2
  • Pahang 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Specimen

Collection Center Total
76

Biodiversity Experts

Profile
Amirrudin Bin Ahmad (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Amphibians
  • Dragonflies and Damselflies
  • Fishes
  • Reptiles
  • Biodiversity
  • Data Analysis
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • Living Modified Organism (LMO)
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Protected Areas
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • PM
Annie Christianus (Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Fishes
  • Agricultural
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Water
  • PM
  • SBH
Aziz Bin Arshad (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Fishes (Taxonomy)
  • Crustaceans (Taxonomy)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • Crustaceans (Ecology)
  • Molluscs (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Marine & Coastal
  • PM
Charles Leh Moi Ung (Dr.)
Sarawak Museum Department (JMS)
  • Fishes
  • Turtles
  • Crustaceans
  • Biodiversity
  • Science
  • SWK
Chong Ving Ching (Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Fishes
  • Agricultural
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Environment
  • Biodiversity
  • PM
Jeffrine Rovie Ryan Japning (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
  • Monkeys
  • Fishes
  • Mammals
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Data Analysis
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Molecular
  • Protected Areas
  • Science
  • Technology
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
Kaviarasu Munian (Mr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Reptiles (Ecology)
  • Amphibians (Ecology)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • PM
Kayal Vizi Karuppannan (Mrs.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
  • Elephants
  • Fishes
  • Mammals
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Molecular
  • Protected Areas
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • PM
Khaironizam Md Zain (Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Fishes
  • Insects
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Science
  • PM
Seah Ying Giat (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Fishes (Taxonomy)
  • Biodiversity
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Molecular
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
Siti Azizah Mohd Nor (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Crustaceans
  • Fishes
  • Molluscs
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Molecular
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
  • W
Siti Tafzilmeriam Sheikh Abdul Kadir (Mrs.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Fishes
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Science
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
Syaizwan Zahmir Zulkifli (Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Birds (Ecology)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • Molluscs (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Water
Zarul Hazrin Hashim (Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Data Analysis
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Protected Areas
  • Water
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Climate Change
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • PM
  • SWK
PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Book
  1. Action Plan for Aquatic Invasive Alien Species in Malaysia, 2007. Marine Fishery Resources Development and Management Department , Malaysia. pp. 1-53.
  2. Handbook on the Living Marine Resources of Malaysia Marine Park, 2011. Department of Marine Park Malaysia, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Putrajaya, Malaysia. pp. 123.
  3. Ambak, M.A., Mansor, M.I., Zakaria, M.Z. & Mazlan, A.G. (2010). Fishes of Malaysia. Penerbit UMT, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia. pp. 334.
  4. Chin, P.K. (1998). Marine Food Fishes and Fisheries of Sabah. Natural History Publications, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. pp. 280.
  5. Che Abd Rahim, Mohamed, Fathul Karim, S., Azima, A.M., Zaidi, C.C., Mustaffa, O. & Lee, J.N. (2010). Penyelidikan Pantai Timur Johor : Mersing Warisan Terpelihara. Pusat Penyelidikan Ekosistem Marin (EKOMAR), Fakulti Sains dan Teknologi, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. pp. 256.
  6. Matsunuma, M., Motomura, H., Matsuura, K., Shazili, N.A.M. & Ambak, M.A. (2011). Fishes of Terengganu: East Coast of Malay Peninsula, Malaysia. National Museum of Nature and Science, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu and Kagoshima Universiti Museum, Malaysia. pp. ix+251.
  7. Saleem, M. & Rahman, R.A. (2000). Sustainable Marine Aquaculture Recent Developments with Special Reference to Southeast Asia. Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia. pp. 1-90.
  8. Kamarruddin, I., Mohamed, C.A.R., Kee Alfian, B.A.A., Fitra, A.Z., Lee, J.N. & Rozaimi, M.J. (2011). Malaysia's Marine Biodiversity: Inventory and Current Status. Department of Marine Park Malaysia and Marine Ecosystem Research Centre (EKOMAR), Malaysia. pp. 212.
  9. Saleem, M. (2007). Marine BioValley Universiti Malaysia Sabah. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. pp. 1-67.
  10. Shaharuddin, M.I., Azahar, M., Razani, U., Kamaruzaman, A.B., Lim, K.L., Suhaili, R., Jalil, M.S. & Latiff, A. (2005). Sustainable Management of Matang Mangroves: 100 Years and Beyond. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 531.
  11. Yean Pong, Lui, Phaik Ean, Chee & Yeap, T.S. (1994). Major Commercial Marine Fishes of Malaysia. Department of Fisheries Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 113.
  12. Yoshida, T, Motomura, H, Musikasinthorn, P & Matsuura,, K (2013). Fishes of Northern Gulf of Thailand, Volume 8. National Museum of Nature and Science,Tsukuba. Research Institute for Humanity and Nature,Kyoto. Kagoshima University Museum, Kagoshima., Japan. pp. 239.
  13. Yusri, A., Hamdan, J. & Abdul Rahman, A.M. (2010). Ikan Laut Malaysia: Glosari Nama Sahih Spesis Ikan . Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. pp. 290.
Chapter in book
  1. Saleem, M. & Rahman, R.A. (2000). Chapter 4 Grow-out System. In Saleem, M. & Rahman, R.A. (eds.) Sustainable Marine Aquaculture Recent Developments with Special Reference to Southeast Asia. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. pp. 61-76.
  2. Saleem, M. & Rahman, R.A. (2000). Chapter 2 Status of Aquaculture in Southeast Asia. In Saleem, M. & Rahman, R.A. (eds.) Sustainable Marine Aquaculture Recent Developments with Special Reference to Southeast Asia. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. pp. 19-34.
Online
  1. FishBase. Retrieved November 28, 2016, from http://www.fishbase.org
  2. Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). Retrieved April 13, 2016, from http://www.gbif.org
  3. RAMSAR SITE - Johor National Parks. Johor National Parks. Johor National Parks Corporation. Retrieved January 04, 2019, from http://www.johornationalparks.gov.my/v3/ramsar-site/
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). Retrieved February 07, 2017, from http://www.marinespecies.org

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Ahmad Amir Firdaus Bin Mad Apandi, Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Amirah Hasanah Binti Mazlan, Ms. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Mrs. Azwarina Binti Mohd Azmi Ramasamy, Ms. Heng Pooi San, Mrs. Noratikah Binti Ab. Manaf, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Nurliyana Binti Abd Rahman, Ms. Nursyafiqa Madzlen, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif & Mr. Tan Kok Kiat

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