Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Polynemidae > Eleutheronema > Eleutheronema tetradactylum

Eleutheronema tetradactylum (White salmon; Threadfin; Kingfish; King fish; Indian salmon; Horse's friend; Giant threadfin; Fourfinger-threadfin; Four-finger threadfin; Fourfinger threadfin; Four thread tassel fish; Four tasselfish; Four finger thread fin; Cooktown salmon; Colonial salmon; Burnett salmon; Blunt-nosed salmon; Bluenose salmon; Blue threadfin; Blue salmon; Blind tassel-fish; Blind tasselfish; Bastard mullets; Bamin; Thread fin; Tassel-fish; Row ball; Rockhampton salmon; Rockhampton kingfish; Tassel fish; Giant tasselfish)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Eleutheronema tetradactylum, also known as Fourfinger threadfin, Indian Salmon, Blue threadfin, or Rawas, is a threadfin fish of the Polynemidae family. This highly commercial fish known for uses in aquaculture occur mainly over shallow muddy bottoms in coastal waters forming loose schools. Adults of this highly vulnerable species enter rivers during winter. Adults feed on prawns and fish with occasional polychaetes, while juveniles feed on prawns shrimps and mysids.
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Migration [1]  Amphidromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve 123722 Viet Nam  
Shoalwater and Corio Bays Area Ramsar Site   Queensland, Australia
Sunderban National Park 261613 India  

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Crocodylus porosus (Saltwater crocodile)[3]
Mycteria cinerea (Milky Stork)[4]



Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf to Papua New Guinea and northern Australia. Replaced by <i>Eleutheronema rhadinum</i> (Jordan & Evermann, 1902), in East Asia (Japan, China, Viet Nam).; Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf to Papua New Guinea and northern Australia. Replaced by <i>Eleutheronema tetradactylum</i> in East Asia (Japan, China, Viet Nam).;

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1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Diets of piscivorous fishes in a tropical Australian estuary, with special reference to predation on penaeid prawns, J. P. Salini, S. J. M. Blaber and D. T. Brewer, Marine Biology 105, 363-374 (1990)
3Jorrit 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.
4del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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