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Dussumieria acuta Valenciennes, 1847
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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Clupeiformes  
 Family Clupeidae  
 Genus Dussumieria  
  Dussumieria acuta    Valenciennes, 1847 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms: Clupea flosmaris Dussumiera acuta Elops javanicus Etrumeus albulina   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); 中國動物誌-鱘形目; 海鰱目; 鯡形目及鼠鱚目(張, 2001)
Character: Body elongate, cylindrical, depth 22 to 29% of standard length; abdomen rounded, without prepelvic and postpelvic scutes, but W-shaped pelvic scute present. Lower gill rakers on first gill arch 19 to 26. Branchiostegal rays numerous (12 to 15). Isthmus tapering evenly forward, without lateral flanges or "shoulders". Pelvic-fin insertion positioned about at vertical through base of middle dorsal-fin rays. Scales in lateral series 52 to 59, mostly 53 to 56. Posterior part of scales characteristically marked with numerous tiny radiating striae. Color iridescent blue with a shiny gold or brass line below (quickly fading after death); hind margin of tail broadly dark. 
Habitat: Mainly an inshore species. Distinct diurnal variation in feeding habits with active feeding on planktonic crustaceans and smaller fishes occurring during daytime. 
Distribution: Widespread in warmer waters of Indo-Pacific from the Persian Gulf to India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Taiwan. It found in western Taiwanese waters and Penghu Is.. 
Utility: Marketed fresh, dried, dried-salted, or made into fish balls or fish meals. 
Name Code: 380952
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Dussumieria acuta Valenciennes , 1847

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Clupeiformes (Herrings) > Dussumieriidae ()
Etymology: Dussumieria: In honor of Dussumier, a collaborator of Cuvier, who sent him collections of fishes from the Indian Ocean (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Valenciennes .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; freshwater; brackish; pelagic-neritic; depth range 10 - 20 m (Ref. 12260 ).   Subtropical; 31°N - 7°S, 49°E - 126°E (Ref. 54426 )

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Indo-Pacific: Persian Gulf (and perhaps south to Somalia), along the coasts of Pakistan, India and Malaysia to Indonesia (Kalimantan) and the Philippines. Earlier records included Dussumieria elopsoides .

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Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 188 ); common length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30573 )

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Dorsal spines (total): 0; Anal spines : 0; Anal soft rays : 14 - 18. Branchiostegal rays fewer (12 to 15) and posterior part of scales marked with numerous tiny radiating striae. Color is iridescent blue with a shiny gold or brass line below (quickly fading after death); hind margin of tail broadly dark. W-shaped pelvic scute; isthmus tapering evenly forward; more anal fin rays.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Mainly a pelagic inshore species (Ref. 68964 ). Earlier studies on the habitat and biology may have equally referred to D. elopsoides which this species closely resembles. Can also be caught with ringnets and dipnets. Occurrence reportedly reaches inland (Ref. 94476 ).

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Whitehead, P.J.P. , 1985. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 7. Clupeoid fishes of the world (suborder Clupeoidei). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the herrings, sardines, pilchards, sprats, shads, anchovies and wolf-herrings. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(7/1):1-303. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 188 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 02 March 2017

CITES (Ref. 118484 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans


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Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 25.9 - 29.3, mean 28.8 (based on 1387 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.7520   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00871 (0.00660 - 0.01150), b=2.97 (2.89 - 3.05), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.4   ±0.45 se; Based on food items. Resilience (Ref. 120179 ):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.8-1.2; tmax=1). Prior r = 1.19, 95% CL = 0.79 - 1.79, Based on 3 stock assessments. Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low vulnerability (14 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Low .

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