Chirocentrus dorab   (Forsskal,  1775) (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Clupeiformes
Family:Chirocentridae

Image copyrights: Mya Than Tun

Description
Size: Maximum about 100 cm; common about 30 to 50 cm.

Color: Blue green on the back and the flanks are silvery. Extreme tips of dorsal and anal fins are usually black while the rest of the fins are dusky to translucent.

Body is elongate and strongly compressed. The head is also strongly compressed. There is no lateral line and the body is covered with small thin cycloid scales that are easily shed. All fins are spineless and include a single dorsal set far back on the body with 16-19 rays, an anal that is slightly longer than the dorsal fin with 29-32 rays, short pectoral fins set low on the body, small pelvic fins set about equidistant between the pectoral fin base and the anal origin, and a deeply forked caudal. The belly is scuteless.


Synonym (s)
Chirocentris dorab (Forsskal, 1775)
(Misspelling)
Chirocentrus hypselosoma Bleeker, 1852
Clupea dentex Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Clupea dorab Forsskal, 1775
Esox chirocentrus Lacepede, 1803

Common Name (s)
• Kunda
• Dorab Wolf Herring (English)
• Lapadi ( )
• Khanda (Bengali)
• Sabre Fish Silver Bar (English)
• Silver Bar (English)
• Silver Barfish (English)
• Siver Boar (English)
• Blackfin Wolf Herring (English)
• Daragi (English)
• Dorab (English)
• Dai (Gujarati)
• Mullibala (Kannada)
• Thuppo Vahlay (Malayalam)
• Vala (Malayalam)
• Mulluvala (Malayalam)
• Karli (Marathi)
• Datali (Marathi)
• Podi Katuvalla (Sinhala)
• Panu Katuvalla (Sinhala)
• Pat Katuvalla (Sinhala)
• Kiru Vahlah (Tamil)
• Tuppu Valla (Tamil)
• Mullu Valla (Tamil)
• Tuppuvalai (Tamil)
• Kallaku Vallai (Tamil)
• Mullu Valai (Telugu)
• Wolf-herring (English)
• Wolf Herring (English)
• Lapdi
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Marketed fresh or frozen, Fisheries)

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Estuarine, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Small fishes and crustaceans, Anchioviella sp. juvenile Lactarius lactarius, young ones of other fish and also small dorabs

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Kiagoria INDIA (Record: 1981-1982)
• West Bengal, Digha Coast (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA
• Goa, Marmagao Bay INDIA
• Goa, Aguada Bay INDIA
• MYANMAR
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Goa INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar Island INDIA (Record: 08/2000-07/2003)
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai INDIA
• Pondicherry, Karaikal (Lat: 10.26) (Long: 79.85) INDIA (Record: 01/2003-12/2003)
• Kerala INDIA
• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 20.5) (Long: 87.53) INDIA (Record: 02/1985-06/1987) (Depth: 38 mts)
• Kerala, Off Kochi INDIA (Record: 03/1954-07/1955)
• West Bengal, Hugli Matla Estuary INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Ghole (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA (Record: 1981-1982)
• Orissa INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• South West Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Kerala, Off Calicut INDIA (Record: 1948-1953) (Depth: 3.65-14.63 mts)
• INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Lawsons Bay INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada Coast INDIA
• Karnataka, Karwar Coast INDIA
• Kerala, Vizhinjam Coast INDIA
• Goa INDIA
• Maharashtra, Malvan (Lat: 16.07) (Long: 73.47) INDIA

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