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Clupeiformes  -  Clupeidae  -  Etrumeus  -  Etrumeus teres

Etrumeus teres

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slender, cylindrical

  only 1 scute, W shaped, between pelvics
pelvics behind D base

A 10-13


Etrumeus teres (DeKay, 1842)

Round herring

Body slender, rounded; 10-15 rays on membrane under gill cover; premaxilla (front bone of top jaws) rectangular; dorsal fin just before midbody; dorsal rays 18; pelvics behind dorsal; anal fin with short base (13 rays), origin well behind dorsal fin; belly with  only one scute (large spiny scale), W shaped, at front of base of pelvics.

Blue on back, silvery on sides and belly.

Size: reaches 30 cm.

Habitat: forms pelagic schools along rocky shorelines.

Depth: 0-200 m.

Southern Australia, Japan, East Africa, and Red Sea, W. Atlantic, eastern Pacific, and Hawaiian Islands; in the eastern Pacific it occurs from southern California throughout the Gulf of California to Peru, and the Galapagos.

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