Thryssa kammalensoides Wongratana, 1983
Godavari thryssa
photo by FAO

Family:  Engraulidae (Anchovies), subfamily: Coiliinae
Max. size:  11.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; brackish, amphidromous
Distribution:  Indian Ocean: Godavari estuary on the eastern coast of India only, but presumably more widespread.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 31-32. Belly with 16 to 18 + 10 or 11 = 26 to 29 keeled scutes from isthmus to anus. Maxilla moderately short, tip pointed and reaching just to edge of gill cover; first supra-maxilla absent. Serrae on lower gill rakers not clumped. Tip of pelvic fin falling short of vertical from dorsal origin. A dark `saddle' on nape, extending to area behind upper part of gill opening.
Biology:  An estuarine species, but there is no indication if this signifies a marine or riverine fish.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 12 February 2018 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. - 13.07.94

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