Teleostei (teleosts) > Clupeiformes
(Herrings) > Ehiravidae
Etymology: Clupeoides: Latin, clupea = sardine, derived from Clupeus = shield; + Greek, oides = similar (Ref. 45335).
More on authors: Ramsay & Ogilby.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical; 4°S - 8°S
Asia and Oceania: Papua New Guinea (Strickland and Fly Rivers) and Indonesia (Digul River in Irian Jaya); possibly more widespread.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2847)
soft rays: 16 - 27. Body moderately elongate, belly sharply keeled, with (9) 10 or 11 (12) + (7) 8 or 9 (10) scutes. Snout blunt, pre-maxillae short and toothless, but prominent teeth in lower jaw; second supra-maxilla short, about half length of maxilla blade. Pectoral axillary scale small, less than 1/3 length of fin. A silver stripe along flank, tapering anteriorly.
Occurs in rivers with sand and mud bottoms (Ref. 2847). Feeds on small insect larvae and zooplankton (Ref. 2847).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Whitehead, P.J.P., 1985. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 7. Clupeoid fishes of the world (suborder Clupeoidei). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the herrings, sardines, pilchards, sprats, shads, anchovies and wolf-herrings. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(7/1):1-303. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 188)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00871 (0.00365 - 0.02081), b=3.02 (2.81 - 3.23), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.43 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).