Clupeoides lile [Status Unaccepted]   (Valenciennes,  1847) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 9 cm.

Oblong, very compressed, lower profile strongly convex, upper profile very little curved, front of head concave. Back serrated between head and first dorsal. Height 2 2/3 – 3, 3 1/3 – 4 with caudal, head 4-4¼, 5-5½ with caudal, eye 3-3¼ with large adipose eyelids, longer than snout, about equal to postorbital part of head. Several diverging postfrontal striae. Maxillary reaches to front part of pupil, 2 1/3 in head. Operculum about two times as high as broad, suboperculum pointed behind, with a convex lower border. Praeoperculum with rounded posterior angle. Origin of dorsal nearer to snout than to caudal, its height about as its base and about equal to head without snout, and a little shorter than base of anal. Pectorals a little longer than head without snout. Origin of ventrals before origin of dorsal. Teeth on vomer, palatines, pterygoids and tongue. Gillrakers about 32, somewhat longer than the branchial filaments, shorter than half eye. Nineteen praeventral, 10 more prominent postventral abdominal sharpedged scutes. About 16 dorsal edged scutes. Scales firm, smooth, border rounded and irregularly crenulated. Yellowish, head, abdomen and a median lateral band silvery. Two rows of black dots along the back. Black dots on point of snout, top of head and in a row along each side of the base of the anal. Caudal dotted with black, the dots more crowded at the margin.

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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 -
  • Suppa, M; Suebsin, S; Suri, V and Songsirikul, T (1997) Checklist of fishes in Thailand Office of Environmental Policy and Planning 1-353 Available at - CMFRI, Kochi
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1965) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago E.J. Brill, Leiden, Holland 2 404 pp 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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