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Engraulicypris sardella (Lake sardine)

Synonyms: Barilius sardella; Engraulicypris pinguis
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Wikipedia Abstract

The lake sardine (Engraulicypris sardella) is an African species of freshwater fish in the Cyprinidae family.It is endemic to Lake Malawi and its outlet, the (upper) Shire River; it is found in Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania. Lake sardine is an important fishery species in Lake Malawi, both as a food fish and as bait. It is a pelagic, shoaling species that feeds on zooplankton. Lake sardine grow to a maximum size of 13 cm (5.1 in) TL, though commonly they are smaller.
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Prey / Diet

Chaoborus edulis[1]
Engraulicypris sardella (Lake sardine)[1]


Range Map


Africa-Inland Waters; Africa: Occurs in Lake Malawi and upper Shire. Lake Nyasa (Ref.4967).; Ethiopian; Lake Malawi; Malawi; Mozambique; Tanzania, United Rep. of;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Food type preference, breeding seasonality and size at first maturity of Synodontis njassae of southeast arm of Lake Malawi, Kamtambe, K.M., Kaunda, E.W., Msukwa, A. & Maguza-Tembo, F.; Third RUFORUM Biennial Meeting 24 - 28 September 2012, Entebbe, Uganda
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