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Sardinella fijiense  (Fowler & Bean, 1923)

Fiji sardinella
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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Clupeiformes (Herrings) > Clupeidae (Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens) > Dorosomatinae
Etymology: Sardinella: Latin and Greek, sarda = sardine; name related to the island of Sardinia; diminutive (Ref. 45335).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino; salmastro; distribuzione batimetrica 0 - 50 m (Ref. 188).   Tropical, preferred ?; 5°S - 19°S, 138°E - 179°W (Ref. 188)

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Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea and Fiji. Reported from New Caledonia (Ref. 11889).

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.5 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 188)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 0; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 13-21; Spine anali 0; Raggi anali molli: 12 - 23. Total scutes 29 or 30; lower gill rakers slender, smooth and numerous. No perforations on hind part of scale. Tips of dorsal and caudal fins dusky or black. Immediately distinguished from all other Sardinella species in the area by its high gill raker count, also the overlapping or continuous scale striae and absence of dorsal spot.

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Forms schools in coastal waters. Euryhaline (Ref. 12743). Used as bait in the tuna fishery. Used in Chinese medicine (Ref. 12166).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Whitehead, P.J.P., 1985. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 7. Clupeoid fishes of the world (suborder Clupeioidei). 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. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Pesca: scarso interesse commerciale; esca: usually
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