WoRMS taxon details

Hilsa kelee (Cuvier, 1829)

212278  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212278)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Enters estuaries and able to tolerate quite low salinities (7 ppt). Feeds chiefly on phytoplankton (mainly diatoms, also...  
Description Enters estuaries and able to tolerate quite low salinities (7 ppt). Feeds chiefly on phytoplankton (mainly diatoms, also dinoflagellates), but also copepods, molluscan and crustacean larvae, prawns, amphipods and polychaetes. Spawns (at least in Godavari estuary) around February. Marketed fresh, dried, dried-salted and boiled. Made into fish balls.  [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2019). FishBase. Hilsa kelee (Cuvier, 1829). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212278 on 2019-10-21
Date
action
by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
2006-12-18 14:33:13Z
changed
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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context source (HKRMS) ERM. (1998). Fisheries resources and fishing operations in Hong Kong waters. Final report. Submitted to Agriculture & Fisheries Department, The Hong Kong SAR Government. [details]   

basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2019). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. version (02/2019)., available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Enters estuaries and able to tolerate quite low salinities (7 ppt). Feeds chiefly on phytoplankton (mainly diatoms, also dinoflagellates), but also copepods, molluscan and crustacean larvae, prawns, amphipods and polychaetes. Spawns (at least in Godavari estuary) around February. Marketed fresh, dried, dried-salted and boiled. Made into fish balls.  [details]
 

LanguageName 
English Kelee shad  [details]