10 September 2007
Chann Creek, Indus River (Lat. N 240 04’.574 and long. E 670 34’.2 11)
Hilsa shad (Tenualosa ilisha). Local name in Pakistan: palla or pallo. The species is known for anadromous migration for spawning in River Indus. The larvae hatch in fresh water and when attain Juvenile stage migrate to sea and attain maturity runs towards the river Indus Spawning. (Ventral Fin: 7, Gill rakers 60 – 100, Scutes: 32-33, scales in lateral series: 37 - 47, Length Range: Juveniles (unsexed): 101-151 mm, male: 247-393 mm; 270-360 mm Female: 250-450 mm; 300-370 mm, Weight Range: Juveniles: 45 g; Male & Female: 534-1970 g, Juveniles: 200 g; Male & Female: 243-800 g)
Makhdoom Hussain (photographer; copyright holder; identification; research), World Wildife Foundation
Zakia Khatoon (photographer; copyright holder; identification; research), World Wildlife Foundation
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