Ilisha macrogaster Bleeker, 1866
Kalimantan ilisha
Ilisha macrogaster
photo by FAO

Family:  Pristigasteridae (Pristigasterids)
Max. size:  12 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; brackish; marine; depth range 0 - 50 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: South China Sea (western Kalimantan, Sarawak).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 49-49. Body moderately deep, belly with 25 + 11, total 36 scutes. Eye large, lower jaw projecting. Dorsal fin origin at about midpoint of body; anal fin origin under dorsal fin base. Swim bladder with a single long tube passing back down right side of body above anal fin base. Not toothed hypo-maxilla between hind tip of pre-maxilla and blade of maxilla.
Biology:  Occurs in coastal waters, perhaps entering estuaries. More data needed.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 28 February 2017 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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