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Bloch’s gizzard-shad

Bloch’s gizzard-shad

Family name

CLUPEIDAE

English name

Bloch’s gizzard-shad

Persian name

Govaf -e- reshteh dar

Characteristics

  • Body deep and compressed, belly with a sharp keel of scutes.
  • Dorsal fin with last ray filamentous.
  • Lower jaw flared outward along its edge.
  • Hind edges of scales toothed
  • A double series of overlapping pre-dorsal scales.
  • Back blue/green or grey; flanks silvery; a dark spot behind gill opening.
  • Maximum size: 22 cm.

Distribution

The Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.

Bloch’s gizzard-shad

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