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Argyrosomus japonicus

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Argyrosomus japonicus

Argyrosomus japonicus, also known as the Japanese meagre or mulloway, is a species of meagre in the family Sciaenidae. Its otoliths are prized as "jewels" by some fishers.

Description[change | change source]

Argyrosomus japonicus can be silver to muted teal. It grows up to 2 m (6 ft 7 in). Its head is copper-colored. The caudal fin is angular in juveniles but becomes more rounded in larger fish.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2020). "Argyrosomus japonicus" in FishBase. December 2020 version.