Sardinella jussieu   (Lacepede,  1803) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Max. size: 12.0 cm SL

Total number of scutes 31 or 32. Lower gill rakers 88 to 126 (in fishes 9.5 to 11 cm standard length, strongly increasing with size of fish). Vertical striae on scales not meeting at center. Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13 - 21; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 12 - 23.

Synonym (s)
Clupanodon jussieu Lacepede, 1803
(Senior synonym)
Sardinella jussieu (Lacepede, 1803)
(Senior synonym)
Clupanodon jussieu Lacepede, 1803
(Senior synonym)
Sardinella jussieui (Lacepede, 1803)
(Senior synonym)
Sardinella jussieu Fowler, 1941
Sardinella gibbosa Regan, 1917
Clupea gibbosa Bleeker, 1872
Clupeonia jussieui Valenciennes, 1847
(Junior synonym)
Sardinella jussieui (Valenciennes, 1847)
(Junior synonym)
Clupeonia jussieui Valenciennes, 1847
(Junior synonym)
Clupanodon jussieu Lacepede, 1803
(Senior synonym)
Sardinella dayi Regan, 1917
(Junior synonym)
Clupanodon jussieu Lacepede, 1803
(Senior synonym)
Harengula jussieu (Lacepede, 1803)
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Day's Sardinella (English)
• Pedi (Kannada)
• Thalchesadi (Kannada)
• Tholiquanmathi (Malayalam)
• Chalamathi (Tamil)
• Choodai (Tamil)
• Kavalai (Tamil)
• Parandha-mathi (Tamil)
• Tembang (English)
• Kavallu (Telugu)
• Erebai (Kannada)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Pelagic, Reef Associated
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Zoelarvae, copepods, Lucifer, pteropods, bivalve larvae, blue-green alga, Trichodesmium erythraeum, foraminiferans, diatoms, dinoflagellates, prawn larvae of Acetes and alpheus, decapod and gastropod larvae and postlarvae of Anchoviella


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Palk Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Waltair INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Coastal Fishery Resources in Countries Bordering Indian Ocean Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa

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