Lake Tanganyika sardine

Lake Tanganyika sardine
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Dorosomatidae
Genus: Limnothrissa
Regan, 1917[3]
L. miodon
Binomial name
Limnothrissa miodon
(Boulenger, 1906)[2]
  • Pellonula miodon Boulenger, 1906
  • Microthrissa stappersii Poll 1948
  • Limnothrissa stappersi (Poll 1948)

The Lake Tanganyika sardine (Limnothrissa miodon) is a species of freshwater fish in the family Dorosomatidae which was endemic to Lake Tanganyika but which has now been introduced to other lakes in Africa as a food source.[2] It is monotypic within the genus Limnothrissa. It and the Lake Tanganyika sprat are known collectively as kapenta.

  1. ^ Ntakimazi, G. (2006). "Limnothrissa miodon". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2006: e.T60754A12406200. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T60754A12406200.en. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Limnothrissa miodon (Boulenger, 1906) Lake Tanganyika sardine". Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  3. ^ Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Limnothrissa". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Synonyms of Limnothrissa miodon (Boulenger, 1906)". Retrieved 3 October 2016.

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