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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Pristigasteridae Pristigasterids

Genus: Ilisha

(See list of species below)



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16 species
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Photo by Klimpel, S.

Africa
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Ilisha africana (Bloch, 1795)

Photo by Klimpel, S.
 
Ilisha africana
[West African ilisha]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

South America
Max. Length 19.7 cm SL
Ilisha amazonica (Miranda Ribeiro, 1920)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Ilisha amazonica
[Amazon ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 23.8 cm SL
Ilisha compressa Randall, 1994

Photo by FAO
 
Ilisha compressa
[Compressed ilisha]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Ilisha elongata (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ilisha elongata
[Elongate ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Ilisha filigera (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by FAO
 
Ilisha filigera
[Coromandel ilisha]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Ilisha fuerthii (Steindachner, 1875)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Ilisha fuerthii
[Pacific ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Ilisha kampeni (Weber & de Beaufort, 1913)

Photo by FAO
 
Ilisha kampeni
[Kampen's ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific

Ilisha lunula Kailola, 1986

Photo by FAO
 
Ilisha lunula
[Longtail ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Ilisha macrogaster Bleeker, 1866

Photo by FAO
 
Ilisha macrogaster
[Kalimantan ilisha]

Photo by Devarapalli, P.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 36.5 cm SL
Ilisha megaloptera (Swainson, 1839)

Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Ilisha megaloptera
[Bigeye ilisha]

Photo by Osmany, H.B.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Ilisha melastoma (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Osmany, H.B.
 
Ilisha melastoma
[Indian ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Asia
Max. Length 32 cm SL
Ilisha novacula (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by FAO
 
Ilisha novacula
[Burmese River ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.4 cm SL
Ilisha obfuscata Wongratana, 1983

Photo by FAO
 
Ilisha obfuscata
[Hidden ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Ilisha pristigastroides (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by FAO
 
Ilisha pristigastroides
[Javan ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Ilisha sirishai Seshagiri Rao, 1975

Photo by FAO
 
Ilisha sirishai
[Lobejaw ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Ilisha striatula Wongratana, 1983

Photo by FAO
 
Ilisha striatula
[Banded ilisha]



16 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ilisha africana West African ilisha Africa 30 SL 1795
Ilisha amazonica Amazon ilisha South America 19.7 SL 1920
Ilisha compressa Compressed ilisha Western Indian Ocean. 23.8 SL 1994
Ilisha elongata Elongate ilisha Indo-Pacific 60 TL 1830
Ilisha filigera Coromandel ilisha Indo-Pacific 22 SL 1847
Ilisha fuerthii Pacific ilisha Eastern Central Pacific 33 TL 1875
Ilisha kampeni Kampen's ilisha Indo-Pacific 15 SL 1913
Ilisha lunula Longtail ilisha Western Central Pacific 1986
Ilisha macrogaster Kalimantan ilisha Western Central Pacific 12 SL 1866
Ilisha megaloptera Bigeye ilisha Indo-Pacific 36.5 SL 1839
Ilisha melastoma Indian ilisha Indo-Pacific 22 SL 1801
Ilisha novacula Burmese River ilisha Asia 32 SL 1847
Ilisha obfuscata Hidden ilisha Indian Ocean 7.4 SL 1983
Ilisha pristigastroides Javan ilisha Western Central Pacific 30 SL 1852
Ilisha sirishai Lobejaw ilisha Indo-West Pacific 23 TL 1975
Ilisha striatula Banded ilisha Indian Ocean 18 SL 1983



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