Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Clupeiformes
(Herrings) > Dussumieriidae
Etymology: wongratanai: Named for Dr. Thosaporn Wongratana.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range ? - 26 m (Ref. 91762). Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: South Africa to Somalia (Gulf of Aden and off the Horn of Africa).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91762)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10;
Vertebrae: 50 - 53. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D 21- 22; A 10; pectoral-fin rays 15-17; gill-rakers 12-13 + 32-33 (total 43-47); vertebrae 52-53; origin of pelvic fins about one-third eye diameter posterior to a vertical at rear base of dorsal fin; colour when preserved in alcohol: dark purplish grey on dorsal half of body (iridescent blue where scales present), abruptly pale silvery grey on ventral half; a faint dusky blotch posterior to upper third of opercle; when fresh, colour of body iridescent blue-green on dorsal half of body, the scale edges of upper two or three rows black, abruptly silvery white ventrally; a semicircular blackish spot posterior to upper third of opercle (Ref. 91762).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
DiBattista, J.D., J.E. Randall and B.W. Bowen, 2012. Review of the round herrings of the genus Etrumeus (Clupeidae: Dussumieriinae) of Africa, with descriptions of two new species. Cybium 36(3):447-460. (Ref. 91762)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5098 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00457 (0.00185 - 0.01127), b=3.11 (2.89 - 3.33), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .