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Scientific Name

Chanos chanos

Other Common Name(s)
Giant Herring, Bangos, Bandang
Body Length

Up to around 1.8 m

Body Weight

Up to 14 kg

Tropical waters in the Indian and Pacific Oceans
Fun Facts

Fun Facts

  • Milkfish swim in large schools. When hurt, their body produces an alarm substance which alerts their companions to predators or other danger.

  • Milkfish have a forked tail. As fish use the caudal fin for propulsion, a forked shape can minimise the drag from water, and therefore allows the fish to be fast swimmers.

Threats & Conservation

IUCN Red List: Least Concern
IUCN Red List: Least Concern

Milkfish rely on a clean ocean to survive.

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