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Sprattus sprattus (probably)

Observed: 9th September 2013 By: nightflynightfly is knowledgeable about Fishnightfly’s earned reputation in Fishnightfly’s earned reputation in Fishnightfly’s earned reputation in Fish
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Description:

This may mean some earlier obs. of 'herring fry' will need revising.

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Sprat (Sprattus sprattus)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Sprat (Sprattus sprattus) interacts

Comments

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Good fish key here shared by

Good fish key here shared by Francis Parfrement on facebook. It shows the difference in the orientation of the dorsal and pelvic fins described above, ie Sprats have pelvic fins in front of the origin of the dorsal fin, and herring vice versa.

http://www.fishactive.com/pdfs/Fish_Key_Guide.pdf

Whole conversation:-

https://www.facebook.com/groups/glaucus/permalink/652493308097052/#!/media/set/?set=oa.652493311430385&type=1

Cathal.