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Gudusia variegata  (Day, 1870)

Burmese river shad
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Clupeiformes (Herrings) > Clupeidae (Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens) > Dorosomatinae

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Freshwater; pelagic; amphidromous (Ref. 51243).   Subtropical, preferred ?; 26°N - 17°N

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Asia: rivers of Myanmar (chiefly the Irrawaddy, but perhaps others).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 188)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Anal spines: 0. Scutes along belly, 29 or 30. Three small triangular pectoral axillary scales; depressed tip of dorsal fin not reaching to vertical from anal fin origin. Hind margin of scales toothed. Dark blotch behind gill opening, followed by a series of spots along upper flank. Gill rakers fine and numerous, increasing with size of fish (100 to 280 in specimens of 4 to 16 cm standard length).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in the middle and upper reaches of rivers. More data needed.

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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




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Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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