Coilia borneensis   Bleeker,  1851 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 14 cm.

Oblong, compressed. Height more than 4 to 5, head 4 2/3 – 5, eye 3½ to more than 4. Snout prominent, shorter than eye. Maxillary produced almost to the gill opening. Dorsal about twice as near to snout as to base of caudal. Ventrals inserted in front of origin of dorsal. Twelve to 14 upper rays of pectorals produced, reaching first rays of anal or much farther. Anal 1 2/3 – 1 3/5 in length of body, 11 abdominal keeled spinous scutes, 4 praeventral ones, none of which before pectorals. About 26-28 gillrakers, as long as the eye.

Synonym (s)
Coilia borneensis Gunther, 1868
Coilia (Coilia) borneensis Bleeker, 1872
Coilia polyfilis Volz, 1903
(Ambiguous synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic, Estuarine


• Orissa, Dangmal INDIA
• West Bengal, Hugli Matla Estuary INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Adirampattinam INDIA
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Murty, VS (1969) Catalogue of fishes (excluding from the Laccadives) in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 10 1-38 Available at -
  • Das, P; De, SP; Bhowmik, RM; Pandit, IK; Sengupta, R; Nandi, AC; Thakurta, SC and Saha, S (2007) Piscine diversity of West Bengal Fishing chimes 27(5) 15-28 Available at - NIO, Goa

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