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Jenkinsia majua  Whitehead, 1963

Little-eye round herring
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Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Clupeiformes (Herrings) > Clupeidae (Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens) > Incertae sedis

Issue
The species in the genera Spratelloides Bleeker, 1851 and Jenkinsia Jordan & Evermann, 1896 should most probably be assigned to a separated family from Clupeidae and Dussumieriidae (Lavoué, pers. comm., July 2013). See a preliminary analysis in Lavoué et al. (2013: Ref. 93878).

Medioambiente / Clima / Gama Ecología

; marino asociado a arrecife; rango de profundidad 0 - 50 m (Ref. 188).   Tropical, preferred ?; 28°N - 9°N, 93°W - 67°W (Ref. 188)

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Western Central Atlantic: Gulf of Campeche; Bahamas, northwestern coast of Caribbean.

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm SL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 188)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 0; Espinas anales 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).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Usually an inshore schooling species, feeding on zooplankton.

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

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Whitehead, P.J.P., 1985. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 7. Clupeoid fishes of the world (suborder Clupeioidei). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the herrings, sardines, pilchards, sprats, shads, anchovies and wolf-herrings. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(7/1):1-303. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 188)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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