| Ecological Descriptors
|Dem, S, Man, Br
||Wor, Mol, Cru
Silvery fish, with about seven faint pinkish bars on each side of the body. Deeply forked tail with rounded tips. Pelvic fins yellow, pectoral fins may be yellowish.
Inhabits shallow coastal waters (0 to 50m) in open sandy and surf areas, seagrass beds, near reefs and mangrove channels, down to 15 m. Enter brackish water, sometimes even fresh water. May occur in small aggregations. Feeds on benthic invertebrates such as worms, clams and crustaceans, even feeds on insects. Often seen feeding in sand patches among reefs by thrusting its mouth into the sediment and expelling sand from the gill openings.