Engraulis purava [Status Unaccepted]   (Hamilton,  1822) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 20-30 cm.

Color: Silvery, back dark, fins hyaline.

Oblong, compressed. Height about 4 cm, head about 5 cm, eye 4½-5 mm. Snout prominent, 3/4 of eye. The maxillary is dilated above the mandibulary joint and its posterior taperings portion extends to the root of the pectoral. Origin of dorsal midway between snout and caudal or a little nearer to the latter, far behind base of ventrals. Anals 2 3/4 in length of body. Its origin below last rays of dorsal. The pectorals reach the ventrals. Caudal deeply incised. Seventeen gillrakers, shorter than the eye. About 27 abdominal scutes, beginning at the throat, 10-11 of which are postventral.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• INDIA (Record: 1965)
• Tamil Nadu, Adyar Backwaters INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Cooum Estuary (Lat: 13.16) (Long: 80.26) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Johnson, NF (2002) Hymenoptera name server version 0.03 Ohio State University, USA Available at - http://atbi.biosci.ohio-state.edu:8880/hymenoptera/nomenclator.home_page
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1965) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago E.J. Brill, Leiden, Holland 2 404 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Clupeidae Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Panikkar, NK and Aiyar, RG (1937) The brackish water fauna of Madras Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Section B Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India 6(5) 284-337 Available at - NIO, Goa

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