Jenkinsia parvula

Common Name

Short-striped Round Herring

Year Described

Cervigón & Velazquez, 1978

Identification

Dorsal Fin: 9-13
Anal Fin: 12-15
Pectoral Fin: 11-12
Pelvic Fin: 8
Vertebrae: 38-39
Lateral Line Scales: 33-37
Gill Rakers: 20-24 lower (first arch in adults)

Body cylindrical in cross-section. No scutes on ventral surface. Scute anterior to dorsal fin W-shaped. Branchiostegal rays number 6-7. Teeth present on premaxilla. Isthmus with distinct shoulders, the anterior third narrowed abruptly

Color

Body pale with a greenish back. A bright silvery lateral stripe (about half eye diameter) narrows considerably anterior to dorsal fin and fades out near gill cover.

Size

Maximum size to 60mm TL.

Habitat

Coastal pelagic. Forms large schools.

Range

Known only from Venezuela.

References

Munroe, T.A. & M.S. Nizinski. 2002. Clupeidaeidae (pp 804-830). In: Carpenter. 2002. The living marine resources of the Western Central Atlantic. Vol. 2: Bony fishes part 1 (Acipenseridae-Grammatidae). FAO Species Identification Guides for Fisheries Purposes. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Special Publication No. 5.