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  Dorab Wolf Herring (Chirocentrus dorab)





Dorab Wolf Herring | Chirocentrus dorab photo
Chirocentrus dorab

Image by Robbie N. Cada (former FishBase staff member) - License: Public Domain.    (view image details)



DORAB WOLF HERRING FACTS

Description
The Dorab Wolf Herring has an elongated body covered with small scales. It has a single dorsal fin and anal fin positioned in the back half of the body. The mouth tilts upward and has large canine teeth in both jaws. The fish is blue-green above, with a tinge of violet, and silver on the sides and underside. There is a black marking of the upper part of the dorsal fin.

Size
length to 100cm

Habitat
Marine waters to 120m. Also occurs inshore, including brackish waters

Food
Feeds mainly on small fishes, and may also eat crustaceans. It is a predator of small schooling fish such as herrings and anchovies

Range
Indo-Pacific from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Solomon Islands, Japan. In Australia it is found from the central coast of Western Australia round the tropical north and down the east coast to southern Queensland.



Classification
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Clupeiformes
Family:Chirocentridae
Genus:Chirocentrus
Species:dorab
Common Name:Dorab Wolf Herring