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Sundasalanx megalops  Siebert & Crimmen, 1997

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Clupeiformes (Herrings) > Clupeidae (Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens) > Ehiravinae
Etymology: Sundasalanx: Composed from Sunda, Asiatic island + latinization of Philippines, salamga, French salangana = the name of a kind of swallow (Ref. 45335);  megalops: Combination of mega, Greek for large, and ops, Greek for eye.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Asia: known only from Sungai Joloi, a tributary of the Barito River, Borneo, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Common length : 2.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13663)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

At the mouth of a creek over sandy, silty substrate in flowing turbid water approximately 1.5 m deep.

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Siebert, D.J., 1997. Notes on the anatomy and relationships of Sundasalanx Roberts (Teleostei, Clupeidae), with descriptions of four new species from Borneo. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Lond. (Zool.) 63(1):13-26. (Ref. 13663)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5078   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .