Pellona elongata   (Anonymous [Bennett],  1830) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Color: silvery. Fins are yellowish, edge of dorsal fin is black tipped.

Maxilla reaches to below the middle of the eyes. Teeth are present in jaws, tongue and palate. Dorsal fin commences midway between the snout and the base of the caudal fin. Its last rays do not extend to over the commencement of anal fin. Ventral fins are very minute, situated midway between the hind margin of the head and the commencement of the anal fin. Abdominal scutes are well developed, 20to40 located anterior and 8 or 10 posterior to the base of the ventral fin.

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• Gujarat, Off Kandla INDIA (Record: 1986-1987)

Literature Source(s)
  • Nair, VR; Govindan, K; Ramaiah, N and Gajbhiye, SN (1993) Fishery potential of the Gulf of Kachchh Journal of the Indian Fisheries Association Indian Fisheries Association 23 91-103 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Clupeidae Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa

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