Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Clupeiformes
(Herrings) > Clupeidae
(Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens) > Ehiravinae
Etymology: Clupeoides: Latin, clupea = sardine, derived from Clupeus = shield; + Greek, oides = similar (Ref. 45335). More on author: Bleeker.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; brackish; pelagic. Tropical; 17°N - 4°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12693)
soft rays: 16 - 27. Body depth increasing with size of fish, belly sharply keeled, with 9 to 12 + 6 to 9 scutes. Pre-maxillae long and toothed; second supra-maxilla as long as or longer than blade of maxilla. Pectoral axillary scale at least 1/3 length of fin. No grey or silvery stripe along flank (Ref. 188). Last 2 rays of anal fin not forming a separate finlet (Ref. 43281).
Asia: Chao Phraya basin and Mekong basin in Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam; also from southern Borneo.
Occurs in tidal zone of large rivers. Feeds mainly on planktonic crustaceans. Reported as non-migratory, may move short distances from the main river channels during high water periods. Used to produce prahoc and tuk trey (Ref. 12693).
Whitehead, P.J.P., 1985. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 7. Clupeoid fishes of the world (suborder Clupeioidei). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the herrings, sardines, pilchards, sprats, shads, anchovies and wolf-herrings. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(7/1):1-303. Rome: FAO.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00387 - 0.02249), b=3.08 (2.87 - 3.29), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.30 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .