Harengula humeralisis commonly referred to as Redear herring. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 4713 AphiaID: -999 Scientific: Harengula humeralis German: Rotohren-Sardine, Rotohr-Sardine English: Redear Herring Category: Herrings Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Clupeiformes (Order) > Clupeidae (Family) > Harengula (Genus) > humeralis (Species) Initial determination: (Cuvier, ), 1829 Occurrence: , Suriname Belize, Bermuda, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Florida, French Guiana, Guatemala, Gulf of Mexico, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico (East Pacific), Nicaragua, Panama, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands, USA, Venezuela, West-Atlantic Ocean Sea depth: 0 - 10 Meter Size: 5.91" - 9.45" (15cm - 24cm) Temperature: 75.2 °F - 82.4 °F (24°C - 28°C) Food: Clams, Copepods, Coral polyps = corallivorous, Cyclops, Fish larvae, Invertebrates, Mysis, Rock shrimps, Schrimps, Snails, Worms, Zooplankton Difficulty: Not suitable for home aquaria! Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Created: 2012-10-11 14:19:50
Last edit: 2020-01-21 22:28:16
Western Atlantic: Bermuda, Florida (USA), Bahamas, Caribbean, Guianas (but no records to the south of this; no Brazilian specimens in the extensive collections of the Museu de Zoologia, Sao Paulo, Brazil).
Occur in coastal waters, usually along the shoreline and over clear coral reefs.
May form large schools in beaches, mainly over Thalassia beds.
Often in polluted areas.
Threat to humans: Venomous
Alosa apicalis Müller & Troschel, 1848
Clupea humeralis Cuvier, 1829
Harengula callolepis Goode, 1879
Harengula maculosa Valenciennes, 1847
Harengula sardina Poey, 1860
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