Gilchristella aestuaria

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Taxonavigation: Clupeoidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Clupei
Superordo: Clupeomorpha
Ordo: Clupeiformes
Subordo: Clupeoidei

Familia: Clupeidae
Subfamilia: Dussumieriinae
Genus: Gilchristella
Species: Gilchristella aestuaria


Gilchristella aestuaria (Gilchrist, 1913)

  • Syntypes: SAM 10822-25 (1, 1, 1, 14).

Type locality: Tidal portion of Zwartkops River, near Port Elizabeth, and tidal rivers near East London, South Africa.

Etymology: referring to occurrence in estuarine (brackish) waters (also occurs in fresh water). (From The ETYFish Project)


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Gilchrist's Round Herring


  • Costalago, D., Strydom, N., Frost, C. & Clemmesen, C., 2015: Preliminary insight into the relationship between environmental factors and the nutritional condition and growth of Gilchristella aestuaria larvae in the upper reaches of South African estuaries. Environmental Biology of Fishes, First online: 17 September 2015. doi: 10.1007/s10641-015-0447-8
  • Gilchrist, J. D. F., 1913: Review of the South African clupeidae (herrings) and allied families of fishes. Marine biological report: for the year ended ... and for the half year ending ...; to be presented to the Provincial Council; Union of South Africa, Province of the Cape of Good Hope. 1: 46–66, Pl. 2.


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