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Clupeichthys aesarnensis  Wongratana, 1983

Thai river sprat
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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: Clupeichthys: Latin, clupea = sardine, derived from Clupeus = shield; + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical; 17°N - 13°N

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30857)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-27; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 16 - 27. Body moderately elongate, belly keeled, with 8 to 10 + 6 to 8 scutes. Snout blunt, pre-maxillae small and toothed, prominent teeth at symphysis and along sides of lower jaw; second supra-maxilla spatulate, about half length of maxilla blade. Pectoral axillary scale less than half length of fin; last two anal fin rays forming a separate finlet. Body is yellowish to gray coloration with silver white transverse-band from gill opening to caudal peduncle (Ref. 85859).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Asia: Mekong Basin in Laos, Thailand and Cambodia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occur in reservoirs and presumably in rivers (Ref. 188). Found in standing waters and large rivers. Feed on planktonic crustaceans. A nocturnal species which can be attracted to bright lights. Found in schools during the spawning season (Ref. 85859). Used to produce prahoc and tuk trey (Ref. 12693).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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. (Ref. 188)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00407 - 0.02141), b=3.06 (2.86 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±0.42 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 (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Low.