Etrumeus whiteheadi  Wongratana, 1983

Whitehead's round herring
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Clupeiformes (Herrings) > Dussumieriidae ()

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 0 - 200 m (Ref. 5286).   Subtropical, preferred 20°C (Ref. 107945); 17°S - 35°S, 12°E - 31°E

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Southeastern Atlantic to Western Indian Ocean: southern Africa (Walvis Bay to Durban) to southern Angola.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91762)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-20; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 12 - 13; Vertebrae: 50. Numerous branchiostegal rays (11 to 15); without pre-and post pelvic scutes; W-shaped pelvic scute; rectangular pre-maxillae; pelvic fins less advanced and the isthmus with lateral flanges or `shoulders' as compared to Dussumieria.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Mainly an inshore species. Often forms shoals together with pilchard (Ref. 27121). Feeds on larger types of zooplankton (Ref. 27121).

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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 / Revue des shadines rondes africaines du genre Etrumeus (Clupeidae: Dussumieriinae) et description de deux nouvelles espèces. Cybium 36(3):447-460. (Ref. 91762)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: highly commercial
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