Clupeoides borneensis Bleeker, 1851
Borneo river sprat
Clupeoides borneensis
photo by WWF / Vidthayanon, C.

Family:  Ehiravidae (River sprats)
Max. size:  8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; freshwater; brackish
Distribution:  Asia: Chao Phraya basin and Mekong basin in Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam; also from southern Borneo.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-18; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 16-27. Body depth increasing with size of fish, belly sharply keeled, with 9 to 12 + 6 to 9 scutes. Pre-maxillae long and toothed; second supra-maxilla as long as or longer than blade of maxilla. Pectoral axillary scale at least 1/3 length of fin. No grey or silvery stripe along flank (Ref. 188). Last 2 rays of anal fin not forming a separate finlet (Ref. 43281).
Biology:  Occurs in tidal zone of large rivers. Feeds mainly on planktonic crustaceans. Reported as non-migratory, may move short distances from the main river channels during high water periods. Used to produce prahoc and tuk trey (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 March 2017 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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