Juveniles and sub-adult bright yellow to silvery with broad and narrow black bars alternating; fins yellowish. Adults generally silvery grey with few black blotches or spots on sides and very faint bars, if present. Lips thick and fleshy; upper jaw strongly protractile.
Maximum length: 74.3 cm (TL), common length: 24-45 cm (TL)
Feeds on small fishes and crustaceans
It is popular as an aquarium fish and also marketed in fresh form
Gillnet, trawl, trap