Australian Biological Resources Study

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CAAB: 37085030

Species Spratelloides gracilis (Schlegel, 1846)

Slender Sprat, Silver Stripe Round Herring




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Houtman Abrolhos (28º30´S) to North West Cape (22ºS), WA and tropical QLD to One Tree Island (23º30´S); tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.

Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Lord Howe Province (14), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northwest Province (4), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41), Central Western Transition (5)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • Lord Howe Island
    • Northern Territory: Gulf of Carpentaria, N coast
    • Queensland: Great Barrier Reef, Gulf of Carpentaria, NE coast
    • Western Australia: Central W coast, Lower W coast, N coast, NW coast

Ecological Descriptors

Continental shelf, coral reef, inshore, pelagic, schooling.


Common Name References

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. (Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. [50]) (Slender Sprat)

Whitehead, P.J.P. 1985. FAO species catalog. Clupeoid fishes of the world (suborder Clupeoidei). Part 1 — Chirocentridae, Clupeidae and Pristigasteridae. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125 Vol. 7 Pt 1. pp. 1-303 [34] (FAO) (Silver Stripe Round Herring)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED