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

Size: 40cm in length.

Color: greenish colour along back, becoming silvery dashed with gold along the abdomen. Dorsal and caudal fin are yellow with upper lobe of caudal fin and upper margin of dorsal fin stained black.

Snout over hanging the mouth. Maxilla extends to opposite the gill-opening. It is enlarged above the mandibular joint, from where it is cut straight to its pointed extremity. Opercle is twice as high as wide. Fine teeth are pesent in both the jaws. Pectoral fin with its superior ray elongated to opposite the center of anal fin. Lower caudal fin lobe is longer, the upper being truncated. Scales are very deciduous. Pseudobranchae are rudimentary. Gill rankers rather longer than the eye.

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• Orissa (Lat: 19.33) (Long: 85.67) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Kasuya, T and Nishiwaki, M (1971) First record of Mesoplodon densirostris from Taiwan The Scientific Reports of the Whales Research Institute 24 43-56
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Clupeidae Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa

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