Polynemus paradiseus

Scientific name Polynemus paradiseus
Descriptor Linné
Year of description 1758
IUCN category (World) LC
Family Polynemidae
Genus Polynemus
Polynemus paradiseus Polynemus paradiseus


Polynemus paradiseus is a brackish water fish from the Asia.

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Who is it?


  • Type
  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    35 cm
  • Type
  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    35 cm

How to recognize Polynemus paradiseus ?

Polynemus paradiseus measures between 30 and 35 cm.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

Polynemus paradiseus is a fish solitary naturally found on the bottom. This species is carnivorous . This fish lives mainly at night. Usually, it leaves its hiding place and starts to be active once it gets dark.

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.


  • Reproduction
    dont le mode de reproduction est encore inconnu

Polynemus paradiseus is a fish dont le mode de reproduction est encore inconnu.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    24 - 26 °C
  • gh (hardness)
    30 - 100
  • Flow
    Medium, Slow and Stagnant

Biotope presentation

Polynemus paradiseus is found in rivers, marshes and seaside creeks. With the influence of the tides, the water changes constantly in salinity. The acidification of water comes from the decomposition of plants. This phenomenon changes the color of the water, which tends to turn brown. In some areas particularly rich in organic matter, the water is so dark that it is called "black water".

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