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Dussumieria elopsoides  Bleeker, 1849

Slender rainbow sardine
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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: Bleeker.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 188).   Subtropical, preferred 28°C (Ref. 107945); 36°N - 19°S, 32°E - 164°E (Ref. 188)

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Indo-Pacific: Suez and western Indian Ocean (the Persian Gulf to Mombasa; possibly to Madagascar) to China, the Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819) and to about Tonga. Previous records of Dussumieria acuta from northeastern Indian Ocean would refer to this species (Ref. 5978).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 188)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-18; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 14 - 18. Branchiostegal rays more (13 to 17) and no striae on posterior part of scales; pelvic fins more advanced; W-shaped pelvic scute; isthmus with tapering evenly forward; more anal fin rays.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Pelagic inshore (Ref. 68964). The habitat and biology are presumably similar to those of D. acuta from which this species was not distinguished in earlier studies. Marketed fresh, may be dried or salted (Ref. 5284).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Whitehead, P.J.P., 1985. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 7. Clupeoid fishes of the world (suborder Clupeioidei). 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. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7520   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00851 (0.00495 - 0.01463), b=3.05 (2.89 - 3.21), based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.55).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Low.