Coilia ramcarati (Hamilton, 1822)
Ramcarat grenadier anchovy
Coilia ramcarati
photo by FAO

Family:  Engraulidae (Anchovies), subfamily: Coiliinae
Max. size:  25 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic, amphidromous
Distribution:  Indian Ocean: Ganges delta and Andaman Sea south of Rangoon.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 80. Body tapering, belly rounded before pelvic fins, with 6 + 10 or 11 = 15 or 16 keeled scutes from just behind pectoral fin base to anus. Maxilla short, not reaching to edge of gill cover. Pectoral fin with 6 long filaments; the branched fin rays much shorter than those of pelvic fin.
Biology:  A schooling species found in coastal waters, but also entering estuaries (although its tolerance to salinities seems not to have been recorded).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 09 February 2018 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.07.13
Checked by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 13.07.94

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