Banjos banjos (Richardson, 1846)
photo by CSIRO

Family:  Banjosidae (Banjofishes)
Max. size:  20 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 50 - 400 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: from the southeastern Indian Ocean, including the west coast of Australia and Indonesia to northwestern Pacific, ranging from the South China Sea north to Japan.
Diagnosis:  This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: 0-22 serrae on ventral margin of lacrimal; in specimens 15.0-20.0 cm SL, 14-36 serrae on cleithrum; in specimens >10.0 cm SL, head length 33.2-39.6 (mean 36.5) % of SL, orbit diameter 11.2-16.6 (14.1) % of SL, vertical orbit diameter 9.5-14.9 (13.5) % of SL; least interorbital width 5.8-10.3 (mean 7.3) % of SL; postorbital length 11.5-15.7 (mean 13.3) % of SL; in specimens > 10.0 cm SL pre-pelvic-fin length 38.0-44.7 (mean 41.5) % of SL; first dorsal-fin spine length 4.5-11.7 (6.7) % of SL; second dorsal-fin spine length 11.2-22.7 (16.1) % of SL; in juveniles <7.0 cm SL, spine at angle of preopercle relatively short, moderately serrated and membrane of spinous dorsal-fin with broad central translucent area (Ref. 116322).
Biology:  Occurs inshore (Ref. 7300, 11230).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 30.05.91
Modified by: Santos, Kristine - 21.11.08
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 06.09.95

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