Clupeonella caspia 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Clupeiformes Clupeidae

Scientific Name: Clupeonella caspia Svetovidov, 1941
Common Name(s):
English Black Sea sprat, Caspian sprat, Common Caspian kilka, Common kilka, Sardelle
Taxonomic Notes: Earlier treated as a subspecies or variety of C. cultriventris.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M.
Reviewer(s): Bogutskaya, N., & Smith, K. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)
Widespread distribution and reported to be abundant along shores of northern and western Caspian Sea.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Caspian Sea and lower reaches of Volga, Ural and possibly Terek.
Countries occurrence:
Azerbaijan; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Kazakhstan; Russian Federation; Turkmenistan
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Habitat:
At sea, pelagic. Spawns near river mouth.

Pelagic, marine or anadromous. Lives up to six. Spawns in open water in late evening in April-July at 10-25°C. Pelagic eggs usually released in water 5 m deep and with a salinity of 0.02-15 ‰. Feeds on zooplanktonic crustaceans (copepods, mysids), following their daily vertical movements, in surface layers at night, descending during daylight hours.
Movement patterns:Altitudinal Migrant

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information.

Citation: Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Clupeonella caspia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135707A4187585. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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