- Feeds on crustaceans, sponges, jellyfishes, polychaetes, bivalves and gastropods.
- A study from India showed individuals mature at 14 cm (Total Length).
- Body silvery.
- A series of rows of dark oval spots visible along the body.
- In large individuals, a long filament can be found extending from the beginning of the dorsal fin.
- Similar in appearance to the Threadfin porgy, but differs by having only one elongated filament, instead of two.
Common Name: Whipfin silver-biddy
Family Common Name: Mojarras
Scientific Name: Gerres filamentosus ___(Cuvier, 1829)
Maximum Length: 35 cm (Total Length)