Threadfins are silvery grey perciform marine fish of the family Polynemidae. Striped threadfin can grow to 15-30 cm, and a maximum size around 50 cm.
How To Identify:
They are bluish silver-grey with 7 thin olive/brown longitudinal stripes in larger specimens. Threadfin are so named for the sensory filaments at the base of each pectoral fin. The sensory filaments are used to locate food items in muddy water. Their tail fins are large and deeply forked; indicating speed and agility. The mouth is large and inferior; a blunt snout projects far ahead. The jaws and palate possess bands of villiform (fibrous) teeth. Their most distinguishing feature is their pectoral fins: they are composed of two distinct sections, the lower of which consists of three to seven long, thread-like independent rays.
How To Catch:
Striped threadfin are caught by light tackle shore anglers using shrimp ot fish bait.
Striped threadfin is found over muddy bottoms in estuaries, coastal beaches and relatively deep waters throughout the Indo-West Pacific region.
Striped threadfin are found along the entire tropical and subtropical northern coastline.