Stolephorus holodon   (Boulenger,  1900) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Clupeiformes
Family:Engraulidae

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Description
Max. size: 8.0 cm SL

Belly with 6 to 8 small needle-like pre-pelvic scutes. Maxilla tip pointed, reaching to or beyond hind border of pre-operculum, the latter concave, indented near maxilla tip. Anal fin short, with origin below about middle of dorsal fin base. Dorsal spines (total): 0; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 18 - 19.


Synonym (s)
Anchoviella holodon (Boulenger, 1900)
(Senior synonym)
Engraulis holodon Boulenger, 1900
(Senior synonym)
Stolephorus commersonii (non Lacepede, 1803)
(Misapplied name)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic

Biogeography



Literature Source(s)
  • Harris, SA and Cyrus, DP (1995) Occurrence of fish larvae in the St Lucia estuary, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa South African Journal of Marine Science 16 333 - 350 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Harris, SA; Cyrus, DP and Forbes, AT (1995) The larval fish assemblage at the mouth of the Kosi estuary, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa South African Journal of Marine Science 16 351-364 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Harris, SA and Cyrus, DP (1999) Composition, abundance and seasonality of fish larvae in the mouth of harbour, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa South African Journal of Marine Science 21 19-39 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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