|West African ilisha|
Clupanodon africanus Bloch, 1795
Ilisha africana, called the West African ilisha, is a species of longfin herring native to the coasts, lagoons and estuaries of western Africa from Senegal to Angola. It prefers shallow waters, and is unlikely to be found below 25 m. Some individuals can reach 30 cm, with the average closer to 18 cm.
The species is commercially fished, with 32,815 t landed in 2008.
- "Ilisha africana". Fisheries Global Information System. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2010). "Ilisha africana" in FishBase. October 2010 version.
- "Ilisha africana". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
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