Corica laciniata Fowler, 1935
Bangkok river sprat
photo by FAO

Family:  Clupeidae (Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens), subfamily: Ehiravinae
Max. size:  7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic
Distribution:  Asia: Gulf of Thailand (Bangkok, Paknam, Songkla Lake); Kalimantan (Barito River at Banjermasin and Aluhuluh) (Ref. 188). Recorded from the Mekong basin (Ref. 12693).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-18; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 16-27. Body moderately elongate, belly keeled, with 10 to 12 + 6 to 8 (usually 11 + 7) scutes. Teeth minute or absent in jaws; second supra-maxilla at least as long as maxilla blade. Last two anal fin rays forming a separate finlet as in Clupeichthys whose jaw teeth are prominent and present on sides of lower jaw. Resembles C. soborna, which has fewer gill rakers, but more pre-dorsal bones.
Biology:  Occurs in rivers and in estuaries (Ref. 188). Found in tidal zones of large rivers and lowland floodplains (Ref. 12693). Used to produce prahoc and tuk trey (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 12 July 2017 Ref. (123251)
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. - 23.07.94

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