Clupeonella tscharchalensis (Borodin, 1896)
Freshwater tyulka
Clupeonella tscharchalensis
photo by Naseka, A.M.

Family:  Clupeidae (Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens), subfamily: Ehiravinae
Max. size:  10 cm SL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 5 years
Environment:  pelagic
Distribution:  Europe: Volga and Ural drainages. Has been invasive in the middle Don drainage and in the middle and upper Volga drainage, especially in River Kama.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits pelagic zone of large freshwater lakes and reservoirs. Preys on crustaceans such as copepods and cladocerans. Spawns in open water (Ref. 59043).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 05.02.10
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.07.13

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