Taxonomy Name Ilisha elongata
Class Actinopterygii
Genus Ilisha
Family Pristigasteridae
DOF Valid Name Puput bulan
Common Name Herring, Ilisha, Sardine, Shad, Slender shad
Fish Base Name Elongate ilisha
Local Name Bak lek, Balobok, Bebulan, Belalak, Beliak mata, Bersia, Bulan-bulan, Kirang-kirang, Peruput, Puput, Puput melaka
Original author Ilisha elongata

Body color:

Body silvery

Specific Description:

Body slender, belly with usually 24 - 25 + 10 to 15, total 34 to 42 scutes. Eye large, lower jaw projecting. Dorsal fin origin at about midpoint of body or a little behind; anal fin origin a little behind dorsal fin base. Swim bladder with a long tube passing back down right side of body above anal fin base.