Native Animals

Clupeichthys perakensis

Tamban Sungai
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2018
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SSN 23509
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

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Description

Clupeichthys perakensis, also known as the "Perak River Sprat" or known locally as "Bilis Perak", belongs to the Clupeidae family. It is primarily found in the Perak River basin in Malaysia and has been reported in Indonesia (Kottelat & Whitten, 1996). This fish inhabits freshwater and pelagic environments, such as rivers and canals. The primary diet of this fish are zooplankton and insects. It is also notable for its elongated body, gleaming exterior, and keeled belly. The body of this fish is much compressed, with a broad white bank from the shoulder to the middle of the tail, indicating that the ventral profile is more convex than the dorsal. All fins are colourless except for the tail, which is speckled with tiny black dots, and the caudal fin located at the posterior of this fish is deeply forked (Ismail et al., 2019). According to Vidthayanon (2002), this fish can attain up to 40mm in length. Clupeichthys perakensis is classified as Least Concern species under the IUCN Red List (Di Dario, 2018).

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Marine Neritic → Estuaries
Suitable Unknown
2
Wetlands → Permanent Rivers, Streams, Creeks [includes waterfalls]
Suitable Unknown
3
Wetlands → Seasonal/Intermittent/Irregular Rivers, Streams, Creeks
Marginal Unknown
References : http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes/habitats-classification-scheme-ver3

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2018 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1
2012 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1

Location

by State Location
  • Perak 3
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Specimen

Collection Center   Total
1

Biodiversity Experts

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Amir Shah Ruddin Md Sah (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecology
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Water
  • PM
Amirrudin Bin Ahmad (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Amphibians
  • Dragonflies and Damselflies
  • Fishes
  • Reptiles
  • Biodiversity
  • Data Analysis
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • Living Modified Organism (LMO)
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Protected Areas
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • PM
Amy Then Yee Hui (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • Seahorses (Ecology)
  • Mammals (Ecology)
  • Protected Areas
  • Marine & Coastal
  • PM
  • W
Annie Christianus (Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
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  • Agriculture
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  • Conservation
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Water
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  • SBH
Aziz Bin Arshad (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Fishes (Taxonomy)
  • Crustaceans (Taxonomy)
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  • Crustaceans (Ecology)
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  • Marine & Coastal
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Charles Leh Moi Ung (Dr.)
Sarawak Museum Department (JMS)
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  • Turtle, Tortoise, and Terrapin
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  • Biodiversity
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Chong Ving Ching (Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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  • PM
Darlina Md Naim (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
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  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
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  • Systematics
Haslawati Baharuddin (Dr.)
Fisheries Research Institute Malaysia (FRI)
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Jeffrine Rovie Ryan Japning (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
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  • PM
  • SBH
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  • SEA
Kaviarasu Munian (Mr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Reptiles (Ecology)
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  • PM
Kayal Vizi Karuppannan (Mrs.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
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  • Evolution
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Khaironizam Md Zain (Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Fishes
  • Insects
  • Biodiversity
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  • Science
  • PM
Khairul Adha Bin A. Rahim (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
  • Fishes
  • Biodiversity
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  • Invasive Alien Species
Mohammad Noor Amal Azmai (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Fishes
  • Biodiversity
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  • Environment
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  • Microorganism
  • PM
  • SEA
Mohd Ilham Norhakim Lokman (Mr.)
  • Fishes
  • Fishes
  • Conservation
Mohd Nasarudin Bin Harith @ Abdul Nasir (Mr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecology
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  • Marine & Coastal
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  • Water
  • SWK
Mohd Shafiq Bin Zakeyuddin (Dr.)
TNB Research Sdn Bhd (TNBR)
  • Fishes
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Management
  • Tourism
  • PM
Seah Ying Giat (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Fishes (Taxonomy)
  • Biodiversity
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Molecular
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
Siti Azizah Mohd Nor (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Crustaceans
  • Fishes
  • Molluscs
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Molecular
  • PM
  • SBH
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Siti Tafzilmeriam Sheikh Abdul Kadir (Mrs.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
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  • PM
  • SBH
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Syaizwan Zahmir Zulkifli (Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Birds (Ecology)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • Molluscs (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
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  • Marine & Coastal
  • Water
Zarul Hazrin Hashim (Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
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  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
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  • Water
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Climate Change
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • PM
  • SWK
PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Article
  1. Chong, V.C., Lee, P.K.Y. & Lau, C.M. (2010). Diversity, extinction risk and conservation of Malaysian fishes. Journal of Fish Biology 76 (9), 2009-2066
Book
  1. Ahmad, A., Fahmi-Ahmad, M., Aqmal-Naser, M., Rizal, S.A., Zakaria, Z.A., Lokman, M.I.N, Rasul, A.H.M., Intan Faraha, A.G., Khaironizam, M.Z. & Amal, M.N.A. (2023). Fishes of Tasek Bera, Pahang. Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change, Malaysia. pp. 154.
  2. Ambak, M.A., Mansor, M.I., Zakaria, M.Z. & Mazlan, A.G. (2010). Fishes of Malaysia. Penerbit UMT, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia. pp. 334.
  3. Kottelat, M., Whitten, T., Kartikasari, S.N. & Wirjoatmodjo, S. (1996). Freshwater fishes of Western Indonesia and Sulawesi.. Periplus Edition , Hong Kong. pp. 22.
  4. Nik Ahmad Irwan Izzauddin, N. H., Suhaila, A.H. & Zarul, H.H. (2019). Royal Belum-Temengor Rainforest : The Hidden Treasure of Perak. Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia and Kementerian Air, Tanah dan Sumber Asli. pp. 300.
  5. Vidthayanon, C. (2002). Peat swamp fishes of Thailand. Office of Environmental Policy and Planning, Bangkok, Thailand. pp. 136.
  6. Zakaria-Ismail, M., Fatimah, A. & Khaironizam, M.Z. (2019). Fishes of the Freshwater Ecosystems of Peninsular Malaysia. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. pp. 356.

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Ms. Mira Farzana Binti Mohamad Mokhtar, Ms. Nur Fitriyana Haziqah Binti Fakhrul Anuar, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nursyafiqa Madzlen, Ms. Nurul Fatinizzati Binti Abd Halim, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- M.I.Norhakim Lokman

Species Citation :- Clupeichthys perakensis. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/23509. [Retrieved 17 April 2024].

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