Coilia reynaldi   Valenciennes,  1848 (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Clupeiformes
Family:Engraulidae

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Description
Size: Maximum 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed

Color: Upper side of body greenish, flanks golden yellow, abdomen pale yellow. Fins hyaline, unbranched dorsal rays usually dark.

Body compressed, deepest below dorsal fin origin, tapering gradually to caudal fin. Belly rounded and keeled from pectoral fin origin to vent, with 6 to 9 pre-pelvic and 7 to 11 post-pelvic scutes. Snout equal to eye diameter; maxilla does not extend upto gill opening. Dorsal fin preceded by a small scute-like spine. Pectoral fin with 10 to 14 free filaments. Pelvic fin with 7 rays. Gill rakers 28 to 36 on lower arm of first arch.


Synonym (s)
Coilia reynaldi Valenciennes, 1847
Coilia coomansi (non Hardenberg, 1934)
(Misapplied name)
Coilia korua Dutt & Seshagiri-Rao, 1972
(Junior synonym)
Coilia borneensis (non Bleeker, 1852)
(Misapplied name)

Common Name (s)
• Amadi (Bengali)
• Korua Grenadier Anchovy (English)
• Thogai Meen (Tamil)
• Korua (Telugu)
• Anchovy (English)
• Mandli
• Pafat
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries)

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Estuarine

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• West Bengal, Kiagoria INDIA (Record: 1981-1982)
• West Bengal, Digha Coast (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA
• West Coast, Malabar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• West Bengal INDIA
• INDIA
• MYANMAR
• West Bengal, Hugli Matla Estuary INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Ghole (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA (Record: 1981-1982)
• West Bengal, Digha Mohana (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA (Record: 1981-1982)
• Gujarat INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Talwar, PK and Kacker, RK (1984) Commercial sea fishes of India ZSI, Calcutta 997 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Subba Rao, NV and Sastry, DRK (2005) Fauna of Marine National Park, Gulf of Kuchchh (Gujarat) ZSI 79 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Goswami, BCB (1992) Marine fauna of Digha coast of West Bengal, India Journal of Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 34 115-137 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Day, F (1981) The fishes of Malabar 1-281 Available at - CMFRI, Kochi
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in/PDF/coastal%20data.pdf
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  • Gopalakrishnan, V (1971) The biology of the Hooghly-Matlah estuarine system (West Bengal, India) with special reference to its fisheries Journal of marine biological association of india Marine biological association of india 13(2) 182-194 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Manna, B and Goswami, BCB (1985) A check-list of marine and estuarine fishes of Digha, West Bengal, India Mahasagar- Bulletin of the National Institute of Oceanography NIO, Goa 18(4) 489-499 Available at - http://nicmas.nio.org/Mahasagar/Mahasagar_V-18/Mahasagar_18%284%29_489.pdf
  • Dholakia, AD (2004) Marine resources Fisheries and aquatic resources of India Daya publishing house 271-303 Available at - NIO, Goa

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