Gudusia variegata (Day, 1870)
Burmese river shad
photo by Win, T.

Family:  Dorosomatidae (Gizzard shads and sardinellas))
Max. size:  16 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; freshwater, amphidromous
Distribution:  Asia: rivers of Myanmar (chiefly the Irrawaddy, but perhaps others).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0. 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:  Occurs in the middle and upper reaches of rivers. More data needed.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 05 March 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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