The species of gizzard shads (Dorosomatinae) with particular reference to the Indo-Pacific region. Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. 150, article 2

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"The Indo-Pacific fishes commonly called gizzard shads include two tribes (the Anodontostomatini and Clupanodontini) and at least 12 species (Anodontostoma chacunda, Gonialosa manmina, G. modesta, Nematalosa arabica, N. come, N. erebi, N. galatheae, new species, N. japonica, N. nasus, N. vlaminghi, new combination, Clupanodon punctatus and C. thrissa). These species are generally better defined and more easily recognized by nonmeristic characters than by counts of scales, fin rays, vertebrae, ventral scutes, and predorsal bones. The North American gizzard shads include one tribe (Dorosomatini) and, as currently recognized, five species (Dorosoma anale, D. cepedianum, D. chavesi, D. smithi, and D. (Signalosa) petenense), defined primarily on the basis of meristic characters. This paper reviews the taxonomy of the Indo-Pacific species and provides a key for their identification, an account of their variation and distribution, and an analysis of their scientific literature. For North American species, references to recent literature are included. The gut of the gizzard shads differs from that of other clupeoids in having a third primary flexure. The tribes recognized are based partly on the variations of the third flexure"--P. 135.
p. 133-206 : ill., maps ; 27 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 180-203).