''Datnioides polota'', commonly known as the silver tigerfish or four-banded tiger perch, is a species of datnioidid fish native to
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and fresh waters near the coast like
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, lagoons, estuaries and lower parts of rivers from northeastern
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, through
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. Although sometimes reported from
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New Guinea
, this population is now recognized as ''
D. campbelli
D. campbelli
''. ''D. polota'' is a predatory fish that reaches up to in standard length.


Percoidei Fish of Thailand Fish described in 1822 {{Perciformes-stub