Jenkinsia majua Whitehead, 1963
Little-eye round herring
photo by FAO

 Family:  Clupeidae (Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens), subfamily: Incertae sedis
 Max. size:  5.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 0 - 50 m
 Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: Gulf of Campeche; Bahamas, northwestern coast of Caribbean.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0. No teeth on pre-maxillae, 1 supra-maxilla; W-shaped pelvic scute; isthmus with distinct blunt `shoulders' anteriorly; vertebrae 38 (one fish); silver lateral band not fading away anteriorly. Lower gill raker counts correlated with geographical area: 24 to 28 for J. majua majua (Gulf of Mexico) and 21 to 24 for J. majua woodsi (Bahamas, northwestern Caribbean) (Whitehead, 1963).
 Biology:  Usually an inshore schooling species, feeding on zooplankton.
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 17.10.90
 Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 24.07.13
 Checked by: Bailly, Nicolas - 24.07.13

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