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Dorosoma chavesi  Meek, 1907

Nicaragua gizzard shad
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Clupeiformes (Herrings) > Clupeidae (Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens) > Dorosomatinae
Etymology: Dorosoma: Greek, doris = lance + Greek, soma = body (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Meek.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic.   Tropical; 14°N - 11°N

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Central America: Nicaragua (lakes Managua and Nicaragua and affluent streams or rivers) and Costa Rica.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 188)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 24 - 30. Body moderately deep; belly with 15 to 18 + 9 to 12 scutes. Mouth relatively large; lower jaw comparatively long, upper jaw reaching to vertical from eye center. Last dorsal fin ray long, but less than distance from snout tip to pelvic fin base; anal fin moderately long. Scales small, somewhat irregular. A dark spot behind gill opening. Gill rakers fine and numerous.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in rivers and lakes. A filter-feeder, its feeding and breeding habits presumably similar to other Dorosoma species. More data needed.

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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. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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