Monthly Archives: May 2013

Tripletail ( Lobotes surinamensis )

Lobotes surinamensis

Common Name: Tripletail

Local Name: Tilapiang Dagat (Tagalog), Gingao, Ligad (Cebuano)

Max Size110 cm ( 19.2 kgs )

Biodiversity: Marine, Brackish, Benthopelagic, Oceanodromous,  Endemic

Depth: 1 – 70m

Fishing Season:  All Year Long

Minimum Size Limit15 inches

The fish in these pictures were caught off Dumaguete, Negros Oriental around FADs (fish aggregating devices) or buoys.  These fish can be caught along the coast as well.  Yet another one of the many game fish species that can be caught here .

dumaguete tripletail

Blue Shark ( Prionace glauca )

Prionace glauca

Common Name: Blue Shark

Local Name: Pating (Tagalog), Iho (Cebuano)

Max Size:  400 cm ( 205.9 kgs )

Biodiversity: Marine, Pelagic-Oceanic, Oceanodromous,  Endemic

Depth: 1 – 1000m

Fishing Season:  All Year Long

Here is one of the many species of sharks that can be caught here in the Philippines.  These sharks travel long distances through the open ocean but can also be found closer to shore where the reef shelves are steep.  The shark in the picture above was caught by Ricky off of Siargao Island on rigged fresh bait.

Diamond Trevally ( Alectis indica )

Alectis indica

Common Name: Indian Threadfish

Local Name: Talakitok (Tagalog), Mamsa, Salmin Salmin (Cebuano)

Max Size165 cm ( 25 kgs )

Biodiversity: Marine, Brackish, Reef Associated, Endemic

Depth: 20 – 100m

Fishing Season:  All Year Long

This is another species of trevally that can be found in coastal waters here in the Philippines.  It is distinguished by its odd angular body and shiny appearance.  These fish are often found in schools over coral reefs and feed mainly on fish, squid and crustaceans.  The fish in the picture above was caught by Mr. Archival on live shrimp at the Marcelo Fernan Bridge in Mandaue, Cebu.

trevally species philippines

Diamond Trevally caught in Dumaguete