Harengula clupeola/ jaguana
| Ecological Descriptors
These 2 species are virtually indistinguishable visually
Heavily scaled with broad caudal peduncle (cf Scads). Upper sides blue-black, with faint horizontal streaks, silvery on sides. A dark spot behind top corner of operculum usually present. Fins clear, although tips of tail often dusky.
These 2 pelagic, schooling species occur in coastal waters, including lagoons, mangroves, and seagrass beds. They can occur in turbid waters along the coast as well as in clear waters of insular coral reef habitats. Schools of juveniles are often found along sandy beaches. Nocturnal predators who feed on pteropods, polychaetes, fish eggs, and zooplankton, especially copepods. Depths from 0 to 10m (0-30ft).
Multiple spawnings per season.
False/ Scaled Herring