Far-East Pilchard

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Far-East Pilchard

 

(Sardinops sagax melanosticta), a fish of the family Clupeidae. The Far-East pilchard was the primary commercial fish of the Far East; in 1941 most of them suddenly disappeared. There are very few left, and they are caught in small numbers.

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