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Chanos chanos (Bandang; Bandeng; Milkfish; White mullet; Salmon herring; Moreton Bay salmon; Milk-fish; Milk fish; Giant herring; Bony salmon; Bangos; Chanos)

Synonyms: Butirinus argenteus; Butirinus maderaspatensis; Channo chanos; Chanos arabicus; Chanos chloropterus; Chanos cyprinella; Chanos gardineri; Chanos indicus; Chanos lubina; Chanos mento; Chanos mossambicus; Chanos nuchalis; Chanos orientalis; Chanos salmoneus; Chanos salmonoides; Cyprinus pala; Cyprinus palah; Cyprinus tolo; Leuciscus palah; Leuciscus salmoneus; Leuciscus zeylonicus; Lutodeira chanos; Lutodeira chloropterus; Lutodeira indica; Lutodeira mossambica; Lutodeira mossambicus; Lutodeira salmonea; Lutodira elongata; Mugil chanos; Mugil salmoneus
Language: Afrikaans; Agutaynen; Arabic; Banton; Bikol; Bolinao; Carolinian; Cebuano; Chavacano; Czech; Danish; Davawenyo; Dutch; Fijian; Finnish; French; Fw; Fwâi; Gela; German; Hawaiian; Hiligaynon; Ilokano; Italian; Japanese; Javanese; Kagayanen; Kannada; Kapampangan; Khmer; Kiribati; Korean; Kumak; Kuyunon; Mahl; Makassarese; Malay; Malayalam; Mandarin Chinese; Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug; Marshallese; Nemi; Norwegian; Numee; Other; Palauan; Pangasinan; Persian; Polish; Portuguese; Russian; Samoan; Sinhalese; Somali; Spanish; Surigaonon; Swahili; Swedish; Tagalog; Tahitian; Tamil; Telugu; Thai; Tokelauan; Tongan; Tuvaluan; Vietnamese; Visayan; Wallisian; Waray-waray

Wikipedia Abstract

The milkfish (Chanos chanos) is the sole living species in the family Chanidae. However, there are at least five extinct genera from the Cretaceous. The species has many common names. The Hawaiian name for the fish is awa. It is called bangús in the Philippines, where it is the national fish. In the Nauruan language, it is referred to as ibiya. Milkfish is also called "bandeng" or "bolu" in Indonesia.
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Attributes

Adult Weight [2]  16.98 lbs (7.70 kg)
Female Maturity [3]  6 years 6 months
Male Maturity [2]  6 years 3 months
Diet [1]  Omnivore
Maximum Longevity [3]  15 years
Migration [1]  Catadromous
Water Biome [1]  Reef, Lakes and Ponds, Coastal, Brackish Water

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve 123722 Viet Nam  
Pulu Keeling National Park II 6469 Cocos (Keeling) Islands    
Sunderban National Park 261613 India  
Ujung Kulon National Park II 313466 Java, Indonesia    

Emblem of

Philippines

Prey / Diet

Assiminea ovata[4]
Boiga dendrophila (Gold-ringed Cat Snake, Mangrove Snake)[4]
Melanoides tuberculata (Yukon floater)[4]
Merismopedia glauca[4]
Oscillatoria princeps[4]

Predators

Arius maculatus (Spotted catfish)[4]
Butis butis (Upside down sleeper)[4]
Chirocentrus dorab (Dorab wolf-herring)[4]
Elops hawaiensis (Banana fish)[4]
Filimanus heptadactyla (Sevenfinger-threadfin)[4]
Glossogobius giuris (Whitegoby)[4]
Ketengus typus (Bigmouth sea catfish)[4]
Lates calcarifer (White sea bass)[4]
Lutjanus erythropterus (saddletailed sea perch)[4]
Megalops cyprinoides (Indo-Pacific tarpon)[4]
Micropogonias undulatus (Atlantic croacker)[4]
Mycteria cinerea (Milky Stork)[5]
Mystus gulio (Long-whiskers catfish)[4]
Rastrelliger kanagurta (longjawed mackerel)[4]
Scomberomorus commerson (Striped seer)[4]
Sphyraena jello (indo-malaysian barracuda)[4]
Terapon jarbua (Tiger-perch)[4]
Thryssa mystax (Mustached thryssa)[4]
Zalophus wollebaeki (Galapagos Sea Lion)[6]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Cavisoma magnum[7]
Genolinea awa[7]
Haplorchis yokogawai[7]
Heterophyopsis expectans[7]
Isorchis parvus[7]
Lecithocladium angustiovum[7]
Manteriella chanis[7]
Microcotyloides impudica <Unverified Name>[7]
Microcotyloides impudicus[4]
Posthodiplostomum grayii <Unverified Name>[7]
Procerovum calderoni[7]
Rhipidocotyle khalili[4]
Scolex pleuronectis <Unverified Name>[7]
Transversotrema patialense[7]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Minnesota Zoological Garden

Distribution

Africa-Inland Waters; Agulhas Current; American Samoa; Andaman Island; Andaman Sea; Arabian Sea; Asia - Inland waters; Athi-Galana-Sabaki River Drainage System; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Southeast; Atulayan Bay; Australia; Australian; Bay of Bengal; California Current; Cambodia; Carigara Bay; Caroline Island; Cauvery; Chagos Islands; Chang-hwa; Chiku River; Chilka Lake; China; Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Comoros; Cook Islands; Coral Sea and GBR; Costa Rica; Davao Gulf; Djibouti; East Central Australian Shelf; East Timor; Easter Island; Ecuador; El Salvador; Erh-jen-shi; Erhjen River; Ethiopian; Fiji Islands; French Polynesia; Galapagos Islands; Great Barrier Reef; Guam; Guatemala; Gulf of Aden; Gulf of Aqaba; Gulf of Oman; Gulf of Thailand; Hawaii (USA); Honduras; Hong Kong; Humboldt Current; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indo-Pacific: along continental shelves and around islands, where temperatures are greater than 20°C. Red Sea and South Africa to Hawaii and the Marquesas, north to Japan, south to Victoria, Australia. Eastern Pacific: San Pedro, California to the Gal; Indo-Pacific: along continental shelves and around islands, where temperatures are greater than 20°C. Red Sea and South Africa to Hawaii and the Marquesas, north to Japan, south to Victoria, Australia. Eastern Pacific: San Pedro, California to the Galapagos.; Indonesia; Indonesian Sea; Insular Pacific-Hawaiian; Iran (Islamic Rep. of); Japan; Jordan; Kaoping River; Kenya; Kimbe Bay; Kingman Reef; Kiribati; Korea, Republic of; Kuroshio Current; Lagonoy Gulf; Laguna de Bay; Laguna del Mar Muerto; Lake Buluan; Lake Lanao; Lord Howe Island; Madagascar; Malaysia; Maldives; Marquesas Islands; Marshall Islands; Mauritius; Mekong; Mexico; Micronesia,Fed.States of; Mozambique; Myanmar; New Caledonia; New Zealand; New Zealand Shelf; Nicaragua; Norfolk Island; North Australian Shelf; North Marianas; Northeast Australian Shelf; Northwest Australian Shelf; Oceania - Inland waters; Oman; Ormoc Bay; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Southeast; Pacific, Southwest; Pacific, Western Central; Pagbilao Bay; Pakistan; Palau; Palearctic; Panama; Panguil Bay; Papua New Guinea; Peng-hu Island; Persian Gulf; Peru; Peru-Galapagos Waters; Philippines; Polynesian Waters; Ragay Gulf; Red Sea; Rodriguez; Ruerhmen River; Ryukyu Islands; Réunion; Samoa; San Miguel Bay; Saudi Arabia; Seychelles; Shihtsao River; Shiliao River; Sogod Bay; Solomon Islands; Somali Coastal Current; Somalia; Sorsogon Bay; South Africa; South China Sea; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Sulu-Celebes Sea; Taal Lake; Tahiti; Tai-chung; Taiwan; Tanshui River; Tanzania, United Rep. of; Tasman Sea; Thailand; Tonga; Tsengwen River; Tuamoto Islands; Tung-hsiao; Tuvalu; US Minor Outlying Is.; USA (contiguous states); Uzbekistan; Vanuatu; Viet Nam; Wake Island; Yellow Sea; Yemen;

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Citations

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3Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
6Salazar P., S. and Bustamante, Rodrigo H. (2003) Effects of the 1997-1998 El Niño on population size and diet of the Galápagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki). Noticias de Galapagos, 62, pp. 40-45.
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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