Dayella malabarica   (Day,  1873) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: FAO

Size: Max length 6.0 cm SL

With 1 to 4 unkeeled and irregular scutes without vertical arms; pelvic scute with vertical arms (not W-shaped, cf. Spratelloides, Dussumieria); no post-pelvic scutes. Snout pointed, lower jaw a little prominent, small but distinct teeth in each jaw; second supra-maxilla long; gill rakers on hind face of third epibranchial (cf. absent in Ehirava fluviatilis). Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-18; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 16-27.

Synonym (s)
Ehirava malabaricus (Day, 1873)
(Senior synonym)
Spratelloides malabaricus Day, 1873
(Senior synonym)
Stolephorus malabarica (Day, 1873)
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Day's Round Herring (English)
• Nil (Tamil)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal


• Andhra Pradesh, Godavari Estuary INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre Available at -
  • (2001) Fauna of Godavari estuary, Andhra Pradesh Estuarine ecosystem series 4 ZSI, Kolkata 1-166 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • 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

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