Acanthobrama hulensis

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Acanthobrama hulensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Acanthobrama
Species: A. hulensis
Binomial name
Acanthobrama hulensis
(Goren, Fishelson & Trewavas, 1973)

Mirogrex hulensis
Goren, Fishelson & Trewavas, 1973

Acanthobrama hulensis was a species of ray-finned fish in the Cyprinidae family. Its natural habitats were swamps and freshwater lakes in Lake Hula in northern Israel. Acanthobrama hulensis looked much like a sardine. In Israel other members of the genus often are called "sardin" in culinary terms.

The deliberate draining of Lake Hula in the 1950s led to the extinction of this species, along with the cichlid fish Tristramella intermedia. The Israel painted frog was believed to be extinct until a female specimen was found in 2011.[2] Acanthobrama hulensis was last recorded in 1975.[1]


This species had a maximum length of 23 centimetres (9.1 in)[3] and was a bottom feeder with a diet of mollusks and zoobenthos. They spawned from February to April externally.[4]


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