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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Pristigasteridae Pristigasterids

Genus: Ilisha

(See list of species below)



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16 species (see list below)

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Photo by Klimpel, S.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Ilisha africana (Bloch, 1795)

Photo by Klimpel, S.
 
Ilisha africana
[West African ilisha]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

South America
Max. Length 17.3 cm SL
Ilisha amazonica (Miranda Ribeiro, 1920)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Ilisha amazonica
[Amazon ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 23.8 cm SL
Ilisha compressa Randall, 1994

Photo by FAO
 
Ilisha compressa
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Ilisha elongata (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ilisha elongata
[Elongate ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Ilisha filigera (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by FAO
 
Ilisha filigera
[Coromandel ilisha]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Ilisha fuerthii (Steindachner, 1875)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Ilisha fuerthii
[Pacific ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Ilisha kampeni (Weber & de Beaufort, 1913)

Photo by FAO
 
Ilisha kampeni
[Kampen's ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific

Ilisha lunula Kailola, 1986

Photo by FAO
 
Ilisha lunula
[Longtail ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Ilisha macrogaster Bleeker, 1866

Photo by FAO
 
Ilisha macrogaster
[Kalimantan ilisha]

Photo by Devarapalli, P.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm SL
Ilisha megaloptera (Swainson, 1839)

Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Ilisha megaloptera
[Bigeye ilisha]

Photo by Osmany, H.B.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Ilisha melastoma (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Osmany, H.B.
 
Ilisha melastoma
[Indian ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Asia
Max. Length 32 cm SL
Ilisha novacula (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by FAO
 
Ilisha novacula
[Burmese River ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.4 cm SL
Ilisha obfuscata Wongratana, 1983

Photo by FAO
 
Ilisha obfuscata
[Hidden ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Ilisha pristigastroides (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by FAO
 
Ilisha pristigastroides
[Javan ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Ilisha sirishai Seshagiri Rao, 1975

Photo by FAO
 
Ilisha sirishai
[Lobejaw ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Ilisha striatula Wongratana, 1983

Photo by FAO
 
Ilisha striatula
[Banded ilisha]
16 Species of Family Pristigasteridae with Genus Ilisha
(Pristigasterids)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1795 Ilisha africana West African ilisha Eastern Atlantic 30 SL
1920 Ilisha amazonica Amazon ilisha South America 17.3 SL
1994 Ilisha compressa Western Indian Ocean. 23.8 SL
1830 Ilisha elongata Elongate ilisha Indo-Pacific 60 TL
1847 Ilisha filigera Coromandel ilisha Indo-Pacific 22 SL
1875 Ilisha fuerthii Pacific ilisha Eastern Central Pacific 33 TL
1913 Ilisha kampeni Kampen's ilisha Indo-Pacific 15 SL
1986 Ilisha lunula Longtail ilisha Western Central Pacific
1866 Ilisha macrogaster Kalimantan ilisha Western Central Pacific 12 SL
1839 Ilisha megaloptera Bigeye ilisha Indo-Pacific 28 SL
1801 Ilisha melastoma Indian ilisha Indo-Pacific 17 SL
1847 Ilisha novacula Burmese River ilisha Asia 32 SL
1983 Ilisha obfuscata Hidden ilisha Indian Ocean 7.4 SL
1852 Ilisha pristigastroides Javan ilisha Western Central Pacific 30 SL
1975 Ilisha sirishai Lobejaw ilisha Indo-West Pacific 23 TL
1983 Ilisha striatula Banded ilisha Indian Ocean 18 SL



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