Wolf Herring ( Chirocentrus sp. )
Common Name: Wolf Herring
Local Name: Buan-Buan, Bidb-bid (miss-identified) (Tagalog); ?? (Bisaya)
Max Size: 146 cm (40+kgs)
Biodiversity: Saltwater, Brackish, Reef associated
Depth: 1 – 120 meters
Fishing Season: All Year Long
Minimum Size Limit: None
Recommended Bait/Lures: Small fish or lures
IUCN Red List Status Status: Not Evaluated (NE)
This sly predator is quite rare and elusive. It is often mistaken for a Tarpon or a Ladyfish due to its silvery sides and shape. It can be distinguished however by its large grotesque fangs and long sardine shaped body. These can be caught on lures, trolling or with live or dead bait.
There are two main species of Wolf Herring that can be found around the country, the Whitefin and the Blackfin. We believe this is the Blackfin (nodus) species however we are not sure.