Pellona megaloptera [Status Unaccepted]   (Swainson,   1839) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Clupeiformes
Family:Clupeidae

Description
Maxilla extends to nearly beneath the middle of the orbit. Posterior halves of the occipital ridges are parallel. Teeth are present on jaws, tongue and palate. There are 22 scutes anterior and 8 posterior to the ventral fin. Dorsal fin of the fish commences about midway between the snout and the base of the caudal fin. Last few rays are above the commencement of the anal fin. First ray is over the center of the interspace between the ventral and origin of the anal fins. Pectoral fin reaches to above ventral fin. 22 scutes anterior and 8 scutes are present posterior to the ventral fin.


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• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Clupeidae Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org


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