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Common Name(s): Hardyhead Silverside
Scientific Name: Atherinomorus Lacunosus
Local Name(s): [My]Ikan Renyau
Precaution: Harmless
Edible: ??
CNR Time: 30 secs

This fish is often mistaken for anchovies. They look pretty similar and can be caught on small feathered jigs. The difference is that they have much larger eyes and harder body compared to the indian anchovies. They can often be sighted swimming near surface in schools near covers such as jetties or piers.

They can be caught using small shrimps or prawn meat or simply feathered jig if they're in the feeding mood. They're not known to be an effective bait for fishing compared to herrings and anchovies.

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Reference: Fishbase


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