Lagusia

Lagusia micracanthus is a species of fish from the grunter family, Terapontidae, and the only member of the genus Lagusia. It is endemic to rivers, both large and small, in South Sulawesi, Indonesia.[1]

Lagusia
Scientific classification
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Lagusia
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L. micracanthus
Binomial name
Lagusia micracanthus
(Bleeker, 1860)

Appearance and behavior

Adults are silver-grey with horizontal dark stripes and yellowish fins. It can reach up to 11.5 cm (4.5 in) in standard length, making them one of the smallest species of grunters.[1] Females as small as 5.6 cm (2.2 in) have carried eggs, showing that it reach maturity at a smaller size than all other grunters.[1] It is typically found in groups.[1] Little is known about its feeding behavior, but one specimens had a stomach filled with insect larvae.[1]

References

  1. Vari, P.R.; and Hadiaty, K.R. (2012). The Endemic Sulawesi Fish Genus Lagusia (Teleostrei:: Terapontidae). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 60(1): 157–162


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