Gudusia chapra

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Indian river shad
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Clupeidae
Genus: Gudusia
Species: G. chapra
Binomial name
Gudusia chapra
(F. Hamilton, 1822)

Gudusia chapra, or the Indian river shad, is a species of fish in the Clupeidae family, occurring in rivers of India and Bangladesh draining to the Bay of Bengal (e.g. the Ganges, Brahmaputra, Mahanadi River), and also reported from Pakistan and Nepal.[1] Outside the rivers it also occurs in ponds, beels, ditches and inundated fields.[2]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2015). "Gudusia chapra" in FishBase. April 2015 version.
  2. ^ Rahman, A.K.A., Freshwater fishes of Bangladesh, Zoological Society of Bangladesh, Department of Zoology, 1989, p. 364, Reference 1479, FishBase; Retrieved: 2008-01-17