Spratelloides japonicus [Status Unaccepted]   (Regan,  1917) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Clupeiformes
Family:Clupeidae

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Description
Size: 29-60 mm

Color: Dark bluish on back, silvery white on sides and beneath. A silvery lateral band from operculum to base of caudal. Fins hyaline.

Head 4.0-4.3 in standard length, 4.6-5.0 in total length. Depth of body 6.0-6.6 in standard length, 7.0-7.7 in total length. Eye 3.6-4.0 in head, 1.2-1.3 in snout and 0.7 in interorbital space. Maxillary reaching behind a level from the front border of eye. Origin of dorsal nearer to snout than to base of caudal. Origin of ventral nearer to origin of anal than to base of pectoral. Pectoral equal to or slightly shorter than snout and eye together.
Number of spines and rays in the dorsal fin: 12-13; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: 13-14; number of rays in the pectoral fin: 12; number of scale rows along the midside of body from the upper corner of operculum to the midbase of caudal fin in the absence of lateral line: 40-43; number of horizontal scale rows usually counted from origin of the dorsal fin to the lateral line and from anal origin to the lateral line: 7-8; Gill raker count: 13-15+28-31.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.


Synonym (s)
Atherina japonica Houttuyn, 1782
Spratelloides gracilis Weber and de Beaufort, 1913
Spratelloides japonicus Munro, 1955

Common Name (s)
• Rehi
• Chala
• Uri
• Churaichala
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Bait fish)

Ecology

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kilttan INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Red Sea
• INDIA
• SRI LANKA
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Perumal Par INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Bangaram INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Tinnakara INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Parli INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Suheli Par INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Jones, S and Kumaran, M (1980) Fishes of the Laccadive Archipelago The Nature Conservation and Aquatic Sciences Service, Trivandrum, Kerala 760 pp 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
  • Kumaran, M; Pillai, PP; Mohan, RSL; Murty, VS and Gopakumar, G (1989) Live-bait resources and development Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep: An indicative survey with suggestions for development Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 43 39-45 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8213/1/Bulletin_No_43.pdf
  • Varghese, G and Shanmugham, P (1983) The status of tuna fishery in Agatti island in Lakshadweep Journal of marine biological association of India The marine biological association of india 25(1&2) 190-201 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Bapat, SV; Deshmukh, VM; Krishnamoorthi, B; Muthiah, C; Kagwade, PV; Ramamirtham, CP; Mathew, KJ; Pillai, SK and C. Mukundan (1982) Species composition, distribution and abundance of major groups/species Fishery resources of the Exclusive Economic Zone of the NorthWest coast of India Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Kochi 33 1-86 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/808/1/Bulletin_No_33.pdf
  • Silas, EG and Pillai, PP (1982) Bait fishes Resources of tunas and related species and their fisheries in the Indian Ocean, CMFRI Bulletin, 32 CMFRI 32 136-140 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/806/1/Bulletin_No_32.pdf

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