Corica soborna Hamilton, 1822
Ganges river sprat
photo by Mahalder, B.

Family:  Clupeidae (Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens), subfamily: Ehiravinae
Max. size:  5.3 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic
Distribution:  Asia: Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia and India. Occurrence in the Bangpakong River in Thailand (Ref. 1632), Mekong (Ref. 12975) and Bangladesh (Ref. 1479) need confirmation.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-18; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 16-27. Body fairly elongate, belly keeled, with 11 + 6 or 7 (usually 7) scutes. Teeth minute or absent in jaws; second supra-maxilla at least as long as blade. Last two anal fin rays forming a separate finlet. Resembles C. laciniata which has more gill rakers, but fewer pre-dorsal bones. Species of Clupeichthys also have a separate finlet, but jaw teeth prominent and present on sides of jaw.
Biology:  Occurs in rivers and estuaries (Ref. 4832). Also found in coastal areas of Bay of Bengal (Ref. 45255). Depth estimate based on ecology.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 06 October 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 29.09.20
Checked by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 23.07.94

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