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Dussumieria acuta

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Dussumieria acuta was originally described as Dussumieria acuta by Valenciennes in 1847. It belongs to the family Clupeidae and subfamily Dussumieriinae. It is commonly known as Rainbow sardine but has many other common names such as in USA (contiguous states) as Common sprat, in Philippines as Balatiyong, in India as Rainbow sardine, in Tanzania, United Rep. of as Dagaa simu, in France as Sardine arc-en-ciel. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: Gulf of Oman east to Philippines; Mediterranean Sea (Red Sea immigrant).
Species   acuta
AuthorWI   Valenciennes [A.]
AuthorNI   Valenciennes
Qualification   in Cuvier & Valenciennes
Year   1847
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Clupeiformes Clupeiformes
Family   Clupeidae
Subfamily  
Dussumieriinae Dussumieriinae
Genus   Dussumieria
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Clupeiformes
Family   Clupeidae
Subfamily   Dussumieriinae
Genus   Dussumieria
Original Name   Dussumieria        
Taxon Name   acuta
Original Combination   Dussumieria acuta
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Dussumieria acuta
OriginalSubGenus   Dussumieria
Original Author   Valenciennes
Original AuthorWI   Valenciennes [A.]
Original Qualification   in Cuvier & Valenciennes
Original Year   1847
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Dussumieriinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Coromandel, southeastern India.
Types   Paralectotypes: MNHN B-3074 [ex MNHN 0000-3697] (1), 0000-3217 (9), 0000-3694 (4), 0000-3964 (3).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Bertin 1940:299 [ref. 293], Whitehead & Bauchot 1985:13 [ref. 9739].
Primary Code   Lectotype
Primary Type   MNHN 0000-3697
Journal   Hist. Nat. Poiss.
Citation   v. 20
Page   467
Illustrations   Pl. 606

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Dussumieria acuta
Current Species   acuta
Current Genus   Dussumieria
Current AuthorWI   Valenciennes [A.]
Current AuthorNI   Valenciennes
Current Year   1847
Current Family   Clupeidae
Current Subfamily  
Dussumieriinae Dussumieriinae

Habitat   pelagic        
Water   Salt water
Habitat Notes   Mainly an inshore species. Earlier studies on the habitat and biology may have equally referred to @D. elopsoides@ which this species closely resembles. Can also be caught with ringnets and dipnets.
Depth Range   From 10 to 20 meters.
   
Distribution   Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: Gulf of Oman east to Philippines; Mediterranean Sea (Red Sea immigrant).

Current Summary   Valid as Dussumieria acuta  Valenciennes 1847. Dussumieriidae.
 
Name History   • Incorrectly as a synonym of Dussumieria elopsoides  Bleeker 1849 -- (Bilecenoglu et al. 2002:36 [ref. 26753]). • Valid as Dussumieria acuta  Valenciennes 1847 -- (Whitehead & Ben-Tuvia 1973:110 [ref. 7170], Dor 1984:39 [ref. 29757], Whitehead in Whitehead et al. 1984:275 [ref. 13675], Whitehead 1985:28 [ref. 5141], Krishnan & Mishra 1993:212 [ref. 24016], Goren & Dor 1994:9 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:67 [ref. 22896], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:101 [ref. 27969], Carpenter et al. 1997:114 [ref. 23922], Golani 1998:97 [ref. 27567], Munroe et al. 1999:1792 [ref. 24728], Mishra & Srinivasan 1999:235 [ref. 24754], Mishra et al. 1999:82 [ref. 25315], Munroe & Nizinski in Randall & Lim 2000:587 [ref. 25122], Zhang 2001:55 [ref. 26586], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S96 [ref. 27377], Mishra & Krishnan 2003:19 [ref. 27712], Kimura in Kimura & Yoshino 2009:29 [ref. 30440], Kottelat 2013:59 [ref. 32989]).

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albulina Dussumieria albulina (Fowler [H. W.] 1934)Synonym
elopoides Dussumieria elopoides Bleeker [P.] 1849Synonym
elopsides Dussumieria elopsides Bleeker [P.] 1849Synonym
elopsoides Dussumieria elopsoides Bleeker [P.] 1849Valid
flosmaris Dussumieria flosmaris (Richardson [J.] 1846)Synonym
hasselti Dussumieria hasselti (Bleeker [P.] 1851)Synonym
hasseltii Dussumieria hasseltii Bleeker [P.] 1851Synonym
javanicus Elops javanicus Kuhl [H.] & van Hasselt [J. C.] in Bleeker 1851Synonym
productissima Dussumieria productissima Chabanaud [P.] 1933Synonym
stolifera Dussumieria stolifera Jordan [D. S.] & Gilbert [C. H.] 1884Synonym
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