Threadfin king

King threadfin 

Scientific name 

Polydactylus macrochir.

Where they live

Threadfin king are found in shallow turbid waters, coastal waters, estuaries, mangrove creeks and mangrove-lined rivers over sandbanks and mud substrates.

Size and age

Have been known to grow up to 1.3m and weigh up to 20kg. They have been reported to live for 20 years.

Fishing tips

Trawling and casting of lures in shallow brackish waters.

Last updated: 12 December 2017

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