Anodontostoma selangkat (Bleeker, 1852)
Indonesian gizzard shad
Anodontostoma selangkat
photo by FAO

Family:  Clupeidae (Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens), subfamily: Dorosomatinae
Max. size:  18 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; depth range 0 - 50 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Indian Ocean (Andaman Islands - a single Day specimen), Java Sea, the Philippines and eastward to Bismarck Archipelago.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 22-28. Body depth increasing with size of fish. Second supra-maxilla a mere splint. Lower gill rakers 100 to 166; longest gill rakers on lower part of arch less than corresponding gill filaments. Teeth on hind edge of scales wider than gaps between them; a median series of pre-dorsal scales. A large dark mark behind gill opening, followed by longitudinal streaks along flank.
Biology:  Occurs inshore. Its biology is probably similar to A. chacunda.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 05 March 2018 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.07.13
Checked by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 26.07.94

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