Sardinella neglecta   Wongratana,  1983 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Max. size: 13.0 cm SL

Distinguished from all other clupeids along the East African coast by its pelvic fin ray count of 18. Very closely resembles Sardinella longiceps, but its head shorter and lower gill rakers fewer. A faint golden spot behind gill opening, followed by a faint golden mid-lateral line, a distinct black spot at hind border of gill cover (absence of silver pigment). Dorsal spines (total): 0-0, Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-21, Anal spines: 0, Anal soft rays: 12-23.

Dioecious, external fertilisation. Spawning frequency is one clear seasonal peak per year. Nonguarders, open water or substratum egg scatterers. Breeding biology is perhaps similar to Sardinella longiceps.

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Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Pelagic
Trophic Level:  Primary Consumer
Prey:  Plants, phytoplankton


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Venkatraman, K; Srinivasan, M; Satyanarayana, CH and Prabhakar D (2002) Faunal diversity of Gulf of Mannar biosphere reserve Conservation area series 15 ZSI 77 pp; VIII pla Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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