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Bahaba taipingensis (Giant yellow croaker; Chinese bahaba)

Synonyms: Bahaba flavolabiata; Nibea flavolabiata; Nibea taipingensis; Otolithes lini
Language: Mandarin Chinese

Wikipedia Abstract

The Chinese bahaba (Bahaba taipingensis) is a species of marine fish in the Sciaenidae family. It is a large fish, reaching lengths up to 2 metres (6 ft 7 in) and weights in excess of 100 kilograms (220 lb); it is found on the coast of China, from the Yangtze River estuary southwards to the Pearl River estuary, including the waters of Hong Kong and Macau. Its natural habitats are shallow seas, subtidal aquatic beds, rocky shores, and estuarine waters.
View Wikipedia Record: Bahaba taipingensis

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Bahaba taipingensis


Top 100 Endangered [1]  Yes


China; East China Sea; Hong Kong; Northwest Pacific: south China only. From the Yangtze River southwards to Hongkong (Ref. 75158).; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Northwest; South China Sea; Taiwan; Viet Nam;

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1Baillie, J.E.M. & Butcher, E. R. (2012) Priceless or Worthless? The world’s most threatened species. Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom.
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