Dwarf round herring
Jenkinsia lamprotaeniais commonly referred to as Dwarf round herring. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!.
lexID: 4643 AphiaID: 281198 Scientific: Jenkinsia lamprotaenia German: Rundhering English: Dwarf Round Herring Category: Herrings Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Clupeiformes (Order) > Clupeidae (Family) > Jenkinsia (Genus) > lamprotaenia (Species) Initial determination: (Gosse, ), 1851 Occurrence: , Barbados Belize, Bermuda, Central Atlantic, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Florida, Guatemala, Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico (East Pacific), Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands, USA, Venezuela, West-Atlantic Ocean Size: up to 2.95" (7.5 cm) Temperature: °F - 80.6 °F (°C - 27°C) Food: Krill, Zooplankton Difficulty: Not suitable for home aquaria! CITES: Not evaluated Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Created: 2012-09-16 14:13:50
Last edit: 2012-09-16 14:13:50
Western Central Atlantic: Bermuda, Florida (USA), Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean south to Tobago. Antilles.
schooling species usually occurring inshore. Feeds on zooplankton. Preyed upon by many larger fishes and squids.
Important as live bait for scombrids.
In 1937, at Kingston, Jamaica it spawns during the winter months. Travels long distance.
Clupea lamprotaenia Gosse, 1851
Jenjinsia lamprotaenia (Gosse, 1851) (misspelling)
Jenkinsia bermudana Rivas, 1946
Jenkinsia lamproteania (Gosse, 1851) (misspelling)
Jenkinsia viridis (Bean, 1912)
Stolephorus viridis Bean, 1912
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