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) > Alosinae
Etymology: Alosa: Latin, alausa = a fish cited by Ausonius and Latin, halec = pickle, dealing with the Greek word hals = salt; it is also the old Saxon name for shad = "alli" ; 1591 (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; pelagic-neritic. Temperate
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59043); max. reported age: 5 years (Ref. 59043)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is distinguished from its congeners entering the freshwater in Atlantic basin by having 43-53 thin gill rakers at about 15-20 cm SL (Ref. 59043).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions | Faunafri
Europe: Endemic to Ireland.
Adults are pelagic in lacustrine areas (Ref. 59043). The females are larger than males. They spawn in June to July on gravel bars and gravelled shallows around large islands of the lake. Feed mainly on zooplankton. Population occupies a very small range and is threatened by eutrophication (Ref. 59043).
Kottelat, M., 1997. European freshwater fishes. Biologia 52, Suppl. 5:1-271.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00871 (0.00406 - 0.01867), b=3.05 (2.88 - 3.22), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .