In India, it is found on the east coast in the states of Odisha and West Bengal, and on the west coast in the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. It is also found at the mouth of the Hooghly River. The length of Ravas fish is about 1 · 8 m. The body is flat on both sides. The body color is silvery green and the abdomen and both sides are yellowish white.

The mouth is large in size and the teeth are small and slightly protruding from the lips. The surface and tail are gray with black spots and black edges. Half of the lips and anus are orange. There are four fibers on the front side of the lip. This is a sign of identification of Ravas fish. Males and females are similar in appearance.

Raw fish is found in the shallow mud near the coast. He is a carnivore and eats crabs, shrimps and ostriches. In winter, the adult ravas flow into the rivers as well as into the creek to the tide mark. Males and females meet there. The females lay their eggs twice a year, in January-March and July-September. During the period of September-November, the season of catching ravas on the west coast is in full swing. The season on the east coast is February-May. Ravas is a good food fish. It is eaten fresh, as well as dried or salted in the sun. This fish contains omega-3 fatty acids.