Ehirava fluviatilis   Deraniyagala,  1929 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Unkeeled pre-pelvic scutes, followed by an equally thin pelvic scute, all with slender ascending arms; no post-pelvic scutes. Snout pointed, lower jaw a little prominent, with barely visible teeth in each jaw; second supra-maxilla short, about half length of maxilla blade.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Malabar Sprat (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries; Marketed fresh or dried salted.)

Habitat:  Estuarine


• Kerala, Vembanad INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Qasim, SZ (2005) Food production from major estuaries of India Journal of Indian Ocean studies Society for Indian Ocean studies 13(1) 120-131 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Whitehead, PJP (1972) A synopsis of the clupeoid fishes of India Journal of the marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 14(1) 160-256 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Pillai, PKM and Augustine, SK (2000) A code list of common marine living resources of the Indian seas CMFRI Special Publication No.12 CMFRI 1-115 Available at -

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