Clupeichthys bleekeri (Hardenberg, 1936)
Kapuas river sprat
photo by FAO

Family:  Clupeidae (Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens), subfamily: Ehiravinae
Max. size:  6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Indonesia (southwestern Kalimantan, Kapuas River).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-18; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 16-27. Body moderately elongate, belly keeled, with 9 or 10 + 7 or 8 scutes. Snout blunt, pre-maxillae small and bearing up to 4 teeth behind the outer series, prominent teeth at symphysis and along sides of lower jaw; second supra-maxilla spatulate, about half length of maxilla blade. Pectoral axillary scale more than half length of fin. Last two anal fin rays forming a separate finlet.
Biology:  Occurs in rivers and streams with clean and moderately fast waters (Ref. 56749).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 01 March 2017 (B1ab(iii)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.07.13
Checked by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 23.07.94

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