Appearance Summary: Lates calcarifer is a species of fish that is commonly known as the Asian seabass. It has a deep, laterally compressed body with a large head and a pointed snout. Its coloration is typically silvery-gray with a darker back and lighter belly. It has a large mouth with a protruding lower jaw and a single dorsal fin that runs the length of its body. It also has a forked tail and two pairs of long, pointed pectoral fins. It is a carnivorous species that feeds on small fish, crustaceans, and mollusks.
Facial description: Lates calcarifer has a large, oblong head with a pointed snout and a large, slightly oblique mouth. Its eyes are small and located on the sides of its head. Its body is covered with large, thick scales and its fins are long and pointed. Its coloration is typically silvery-gray with a yellowish tinge.
What are the distinct features of Asian Seabass? Large, laterally compressed body, silvery-green coloration, large eyes, upturned mouth, long dorsal fin, long pectoral fins, long pelvic fins, long anal fin, large scales, no vocalizations, solitary or in small groups, migratory, feeds on plankton, benthic invertebrates, and small fishes
What makes them unique?
Asian Seabass body color description: Silver, blue, and yellow.
skin type: The exterior of Lates calcarifer is smooth and slimy, with a slightly rough texture. Its scales are small and thin, giving it a glossy, almost metallic look.
Strengths: Adaptability, Resilience, Ability to Reproduce Quickly, High Tolerance for Salinity, Ability to Survive in Low Oxygen Environments
Weaknesses: Susceptible to disease, Poor tolerance to low salinity, Poor tolerance to high temperatures, Poor tolerance to low oxygen levels, Poor tolerance to high turbidity