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Indian Pellona, Pellona ditchela Valenciennes, 1847

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Clupeiformes (Herrings) Suborder: Clupeoidei Family: Pristigasteridae (Longfin herrings) Subfamily: Pelloninae Genus: Pellona Species: P. ditchela

Synonyms Ilisha hoeveni (Bleeker, 1852) Ilisha hoevenii (Bleeker, 1852) Pellona hoeveni Bleeker, 1852 Pellona hoevenii Bleeker, 1852 Pellona natalensis Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908

Common/local names English: Indian Pellona, Big-eyed Herring and Indian Pellona herring Bangladesh: Choukka (চৌখ্যা)

Geographical distributions: Indo-west Pacific (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991), Bay …read more