Clupea (Harengula) fimbriata   Cuvier and Valenciennes  (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 18.5 cm.

Color: Back dark-colored, otherwise silvery, black patch at origin of dorsal, other fins hyaline, marginal parts of caudal dusky.

Abdominal profile a little more convex than dorsal, height 3-3¾, head 4-4½, eye 3-3¾, ¼-1/3 shorter than postorbital part of head, equals the snout or is a little longer. Maxillary reaches to pupil or not so far, 2½ in head, 10-12 post-frontal diverging striae. Operculum 2½ times as high as broad, lower margin straight-cut oblique, suboperculum trapezoid, inferior posterior angle rounded. Hind-margin of praeoperculum feebly emarginate, its angle rounded. Dorsal midway between snout and caudal, its origin nearer to snout, its base equals its height. Anal lower than dorsal but equals its height. Anal lower than dorsal but equal to its length. Origin of ventrals below the beginning of the second third of dorsal. Pectorals ¾ of head, caudal more than 4 times in body, scaly. Small teeth on palatines and tongue, Gillrakers 50-52, longest 3/5 – ¾ of eye, half as long as breadth of operculum. Scales partly with vertical lines the hinderpart with irregular holes, their margin striated, crenulated, even irregular dentated, 14-16 praedorsal median scales, 18-19 praeventral, 15 postventral scutes.

Synonym (s)
Spratella fimbriata Cuvier and Valenciennes 1847
Clupea gibbosa Bleeker 1849
Kowala lauta Cantor 1850
Spratella fimbriata Bleeker 1852
Spratella tembang Bleeker 1852
Spratella tembang Kner 1865
Spratella fimbriata Kner 1865
Clupea tembang Gunther 1868
Clupea fimbriata Gunther 1868
Clupea (Harengula) fimbriata Bleeker 1872
Clupea (Harengula) sundaica Bleeker 1872
Clupea (Harengula) gibbosa Bleeker 1872
Clupea sundaica Macleay 1879
Clupea fimbriata Day 1878
Harengula sundaica Jordan & Seale 1905
Clupea gibbosa Gunther 1909
Clupea (Harengula) fimbriata M. Weber and L. F. de Beaufort 1912

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 -
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1965) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago E.J. Brill, Leiden, Holland 2 404 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

Page last updated on:2009-05-29

Back to Search