Slender white sardine

The slender white sardine (Escualosa elongata) is a species of sardine (family Clupeidae) in the genus Escualosa.[1] It was described by Thosaporn Wongratana in 1983.[2] It is a tropical fish which was discovered at a Sunday market in Bangkok, Thailand, though the two specimens (holotype: BMNH 1973.1.18.1; paratype: CUB (uncat. 1)[3]) were caught off the eastern coast of the Gulf of Thailand.[1] The sardines are known to swim at a maximum depth of 50 metres. The largest known standard length for the species is 6.7 centimetres (2.64 inches).[1][3] It is distinguished from its sister species, Escualosa thoracata (the white sardine) by having a more slender body, earning it its common name, and also by a silver band on its flank.[1]

Slender white sardine
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Clupeidae
Genus: Escualosa
E. elongata
Binomial name
Escualosa elongata


  1. ^ a b c d Escualosa elongata at
  2. ^ Wongratana, T., 1983 (10 Mar.) [ref. 8265] Diagnoses of 24 new species and proposal of a new name for a species of Indo-Pacific clupeoid fishes. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology v. 29 (no. 4): 385-407.
  3. ^ a b Escualosa elongata Archived 2013-04-22 at at

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