Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Gilchristella
Family: Clupeidae (Fish/Osteichthyes)
Taxon : Fish
Group : Animal

SPECIES
aestuaria
NOTES

A small fish about 4 cm long with a translucent body. The pelvic fin originates in front of the dorsal fin base. It spends its entire life in estuaries and feeds on zooplankton. Usually found in shoals.


AUTHORITY
(Gilchrist 1913)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: A silvery fish with brown spots on top and sides
Colour: Silver
Notes: The spots are brown
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Estuarine roundherring
Gilchrist's round herring
Habitat
NOTES: Particularly common in Old Man's Pool
HABITAT NAME: River
Uses
Food
A major prey species for birds and fish
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Spratelloides aestuarius



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