Unidentified Herring 1

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Unidentified Herring 1

Post by Peace » Sat May 28, 2005 10:18 pm

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Re: Unidentified Herring 1

Post by farkhead » Mon Jul 23, 2007 3:07 am

isn't the tamban?

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Re: Unidentified Herring 1

Post by Peace » Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:02 am

Yes, this is a 'tamban'. There are actually several species of herrings that look very similar to tambans. If you noticed, tambans have slender types and one that is of slender body like this one:
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Not quite sure if they're the same species of fish though, so I'll leave it as it is for the time being. :)

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Re: Unidentified Herring 1

Post by TimL » Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:17 am

Herrings are very difficult to tell apart...This individual could be a tamban (Sardinella albella or a deepbody sardinella S. brachysoma:Image. The difference lies in the gill raker count.

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Re: Unidentified Herring 1

Post by Peace » Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:56 pm

You're right TimL, herrings are tough to identify. I must say I simply identified the other herring by referencing from another local site. I don't think I will go to the extent of counting the gill rakers, afterall this is just a fishing site. ;) The targeted visitors probably won't appreciate the difference either.

I looked at the pictures at fishbase and it seem more like a white sardinella rather than a deepbody sardinellato me. So for the time being, let's write off as Sardinella albella (White sardinella). Sorry I'm unable get too technical about it. :sweatdrop:

Thanks for your input.

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