Engraulis malabaricus   Cuvier and Valenciennes  (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Color: Silvery shot with gold and purple, black venules on the shoulder, fins yellow, dorsal and end of caudal edged with dark. Pectoral sometimes, but not usually, black.

Snout slightly in advance of the lower jaw. Maxilla dilated above the mandibular joint, it extends posteriorly to the gill-opening. Teeth- fine ones in the jaws and on the palate. Fins- dorsal commences rather nearer to the snout than to the base of the caudal fin. Anal commences behind the vertical from the last dorsal ray. Pectoral reaches the base of the ventral. Scales- regularly arranged: 17 scutes before and 9 or 10 behind the base of the ventral fin. Gillrakers about ½ the length of the eye, from 21 to 25 on the horizontal branch of the outer branchial arch. Pseudobranchiae rudimentary.

Synonym (s)
Engraulis malabaricus Gunther
Engraulis malabaricus A. B. Meyer
Engraulis malabaricus Day

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• INDIA (Record: 1965)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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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