Sardinella sindensis   (Day,  1878) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 17.0 cm SL

Total number of scutes 31 to 34, lower gill rakers increasing with size of fish. Vertical striae on scales not meeting at center, only a few small perforations on hind part of scale. Closely resembles S. gibbosa which has fewer perforations on its scales. Dorsal spines (total): 0-0, Dorsal soft rays (total) 13-21, Anal spines: 0, Anal soft rays: 12-23,

Synonym (s)
Clupea sindensis Day, 1878
(Senior synonym)
Sardinella jussieu (non Valenciennes, 1847)
(Misapplied name)
Sardinella sindensis (Day, 1878)
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Sind Sardinella (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries, marketed fresh and dried salted)

Habitat:  Pelagic


• Kerala, Vizhinjam INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Bal, DV and Rao, KV (1984) Marine fisheries Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited 470 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Whitehead, PJP (1972) A synopsis of the clupeoid fishes of India Journal of the marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 14(1) 160-256 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Dominant Fish Groups Occurring in Indian Coasts Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa

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