Genus Etrumeus

Body slender, oval in cross section, belly distinctly rounded; prominent transparent adipose tissue covering eye and almost all of snout laterally; mouth reaching to below forward edge of eye; teeth tiny, in single row only on lower jaw; scales on back and belly not compressed into keel-like scutes; anal fin short, last few rays not elongate; pectoral and pelvic fins with fleshy axillary tissue, base of ventral fins immediately behind vertical through posterior end of dorsal-fin base.
Author: Bray, D.J. 2019

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Bray, D.J. 2019, Etrumeus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 02 Dec 2023,


Gomon, M.F. 2008. Clupeidae and Engraulidae. pp. 187-194 in Gomon. M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp.