Clupanodon thrissa   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: Max length 26.0 cm SL (male/unsexed)

Color: A dark spot behind gill opening, followed by further spots on flank.

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 22-28. Body moderately deep; belly with 16 to 19 (usually 18) + 9 to 12 (usually 10 or 11) total 27 to 31 (usually 29 or 30) scutes; pre-dorsal scutes present, 17 to 26 (usually 20 to 25). gill rakers of first arch at least 3/4 length of gill filaments. Vertebrae 43 to 46 (usually 44 or 45).

Synonym (s)
Chatoessus haihoensis (Oshima, 1926)
(Junior synonym)
Chatoessus maculatus Richardson, 1846
(Junior synonym)
Chatoessus osbeckii Valenciennes, 1848
(Junior synonym)
Chatoessus triza Richardson, 1846
(Ambiguous synonym)
Clupanodon haihoensis Oshima, 1926
(Junior synonym)
Clupea thrissa Linnaeus, 1758
(Senior synonym)
Clupea triza Linnaeus, 1759
(Junior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial, Dangers
Reported to cause ciguatera poisoning)

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Estuarine, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Phytoplankton and fishes


Literature Source(s)
  • Kuo, RS and Shao, KT (1999) Species composition of fish in the coastal zones of the Tsengwen estuary, with descriptions of five new records from Taiwan Zoological Studies 38(4) 391-404 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -

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