Sicklefishes


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Sicklefishes are members of the Drepaneidae family. They are found in Indo-west Pacific and West Africa waters. They have oval and strongly compressed body with highly protrusible mouth.

Sicklefishes are frequently found inshore, on sand or mud bottoms, reefs, estuaries and harbours. They feeds on benthic invertebrates; mainly crustaceans and worms.

There is only one genus and about 3 species of sicklefishes worldwide. Two species are found in Malaysia waters.


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Scientific Name: Drepane longimana  (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
English Name: Concertina Fish, Sicklefish
Mandarin Name: 白曹喜 (Bái cáo xǐ)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Daun Baharu, Bebaru, Baharu-baharu, Daun-baru Belang
Local Hokkien: Cao Xi
Main Diagnostic Features: Body with dark cross bands.
Size: Maximum total length 50 cm

Concertina Fish, Sicklefish, Drepane longimana, Cao Xi




Scientific Name: Drepane punctata  (Linnaeus, 1758)
English Name: Spotted Sicklefish
Mandarin Name: 曹喜 (Cáo xǐ)
Local Malay Name: Ikan Daun Baharu, Bebaru, Baharu-baharu, Daun-baru Bintik
Local Hokkien: Cao Xi
Main Diagnostic Features: Body with dark dotted cross lines.
Size: Maximum total length 50 cm.

Spotted Sicklefish, Drepane punctata, Cao Xi