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Sumatran River Sprat

Clupeichthys goniognathus Bleeker 1855

Diagnostic Description

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Body moderately elongate, belly keeled, with 9 or 10 + 7 or 8 scutes. Snout blunt, pre-maxillae small and toothed, prominent teeth at symphysis and along sides of lower jaw; second supra-maxilla spatulate, about half length of maxilla blade. Pectoral axillary scale less than half length of fin. Last two anal fin rays forming a separate finlet.
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Crispina B. Binohlan
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Morphology

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Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12 - 18; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 16 - 27
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Biology

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Occurs in large lakes or rivers (Ref. 12693). Found in the basin-wide mainstream of the lower Mekong (Ref. 36667). Feeds on planktonic crustaceans (Ref. 33813). Used to produce prahoc and tuk trey (Ref. 12693).
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Importance

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fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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