The silver croaker or Pennahia argentata I avidly found in the Northwest Pacific region from Japan, Hong Kong to North Korea and Yellow sea. Its length at maturity remains around 14 cm but there have been instances where fishes of high length like 40 cm have also been found. With regards to its dorsal rays, they are around 11 in number while dorsal soft rays can be anywhere from 25-28.
The Silver croaker has 2 anal spines and 7-8 anal soft rays with close to 25 vertebrae to give support to the body. Posterior end of its pectoral fin extends along the posterior end of its spinous dorsal fin and is a remarkable feature of its body. There are no markings seen inside the lower jaw teeth and the length of its second anal spine is almost equal to the diameter of its eye.
Silver Croaker is mostly seen in muddy and shallow waters and you have to delve deep to bring them out. Mostly you find these little fish preying and eating other small fishes and invertebrates that they find easily available. When it comes to marketing the Silver Croaker they are used fresh and dried and are quite tasty to consume.
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