Datnioides polota

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Datnioides polota
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Datnioididae
Genus: Datnioides
D. polota
Binomial name
Datnioides polota
(Hamilton, 1822)
  • Coius binotatus Gray, 1834
  • Coius polota Hamilton, 1822
  • Datnioides quadrifasciatus (Sevastianof, 1809)

Datnioides polota, commonly known as the silver tigerfish[1] or four-banded tiger perch, is a species of datnioidid fish native to brackish and fresh waters near the coast like mangrove, lagoons, estuaries and lower parts of rivers from northeastern India, through Bangladesh and mainland southeast Asia, to Sumatra and Borneo.[2][3] Although sometimes reported from New Guinea, this population is now recognized as D. campbelli.[3] D. polota is a predatory fish that reaches up to 30 cm (1 ft) in standard length.[2]


  1. ^ a b Ahmad, A.B. (2020). "Datnioides polota". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T181156A91304090. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-2.RLTS.T181156A91304090.en. Retrieved 10 May 2023.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2020). "Datnioides polota" in FishBase. January 2020 version.
  3. ^ a b "Datnioides polota (Hamilton, 1822)". SeriouslyFish. Retrieved 5 January 2020.