Lile stolifera (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)
Striped herring
Lile stolifera
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Clupeidae (Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens), subfamily: Dorosomatinae
Max. size:  13 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; marine; depth range 0 - 50 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to the Gulf of Guayaquil.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-21; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 12-23. Body moderately slender, quite strongly compressed, belly sharply keeled. The bright silver stripe along the flank distinguishes it from all similar clupeids in the area. Hind border of gill opening evenly rounded (with two fleshy outgrowths in Harengula and Opisthonema, the latter with a filamentous last dorsal fin ray).
Biology:  A coastal-pelagic species that forms dense schools in beaches, lagoons and estuaries (Ref. 9291). Tolerates brackish and fresh waters (Ref. 9291). Feeds on plankton, especially on small crustaceans and fish larvae (Ref. 9291). Processed into oil and fishmeal (Ref. 37955).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 30 April 2008 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 23.08.14
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 04.07.95

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