Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Clupeiformes
(Herrings) > Clupeidae
(Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens) > Ehiravinae
Etymology: Clupeichthys: Latin, clupea = sardine, derived from Clupeus = shield; + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C - ; 17°N - 13°N
Asia: Mekong Basin in Laos, Thailand and Cambodia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30857)
soft rays: 16 - 27. Body moderately elongate, belly keeled, with 8 to 10 + 6 to 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.
Body is yellowish to gray coloration with silver white transverse-band from gill opening to caudal peduncle (Ref. 85859).
Occur in reservoirs and presumably in rivers (Ref. 188). Found in standing waters and large rivers. Feed on planktonic crustaceans. A nocturnal species which can be attracted to bright lights. Found in schools during the spawning season (Ref. 85859). Used to produce prahoc and tuk trey (Ref. 12693).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 124695)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00371 - 0.02139), b=3.03 (2.83 - 3.23), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.42 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .