Dorosoma chacunda   (Hamilton)  1822 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 16.5 cm

Color: Silvery, upper half darker with indistinct brown longitudinal lines, running along the rows of scales. A black spot on the shoulder.

Oblong slightly compressed. Ventral profile regularly rounded. Profile between dorsal and snout convex, specially above operculum. Maxilla reaches a little farther than anterior border of pupil. Dorsal nearer caudal than snout, its origin much nearer to snout. Anal about as long as head without snout. Ventrals about as long as postorbital part of head, their origin below the middle of the dorsal, midway between anal and origin of pectorals, which are a little shorter than head, not reaching ventrals. Caudal scaly, 3¼-4¼ cm in length. Scales firm, their hindborder irregular or with distinct teeth. 14-16 praeventral, 11-12 postventral abdominal keeled scutes, lastnamed with a prominent spine. About 80 short compressed gillrakers. Fins hyaline.

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• INDIA (Record: 1965)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1965) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago E.J. Brill, Leiden, Holland 2 404 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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