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Barramundi

Species Lates calcarifer
Found in coastal waters, estuaries and lagoons, in clear to turbid water . A diadromous fish, inhabiting rivers before returning to the estuaries to spawn. A protandrous hermaphrodite . Larvae and young juveniles live in brackish temporary swamps associated with estuaries, and older juveniles inhabit the upper reaches of rivers . Have preference for cover on undercut banks, submerged logs and overhanging vegetation. Feed on fishes and crustaceans. They reach 1500-3000 g in one year in ponds under optimum conditions . Juveniles also eat insects . Sold fresh and frozen; consumed steamed, pan-fried, broiled and baked . A very popular and sought-after fish of very considerable economic importance . Presently used for aquaculture in Thailand, Indonesia and Australia . Australia's most important commercial fish and one of the most popular angling species
Synonym: , നരി മീന്, നരി മീന് , നരി മീന് , നയ്ര മീന് , നയ്ര മീന് , બેકતી, పాండు మిను, பன்னீ மீன் , పాండు కోపా , खाजुरा, जितीदा, கொடுவ, கொடுவா, பெய்னி மீன், फितादार, നുഡീമീന് , கொடுவ , ಕೊಲಿಜಿ , ગરિયુ , ಕಲಿಜಿ , దధార , Bekkut, Bekti, Bhekti, Cock-up, Cockup, Dadhara, Durruah, Fitadar, Gariyu, Giant sea perch, Giant seaperch, Jiteda, Keduwa, Keliji, Khajura, Khajuri, Koduva, Koliji, Nair-meen, Nari-meen, Narimeen, Nuddee-meen, Painnee-meen, Pandu-kopah, Pandu-menu
Source: http://www.fishbase.org/Country/CountrySpeciesSummary.cfm?c_code=356&id=346
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