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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Alosa fallax (Lacepède, 1803)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Alosa fallax Lacepède, 1803

Synonyms:

Alosa finta Cuvier, 1829
Clupea fallax Lacepède, 1803, Hist. nat. Poiss., 5: 452 (Seine). Putative neotype: MNHN no. 3188, by subs. design. of Whitehead, 1967.
Clupea rufa Lacepède, ibid.: 452 (Seine).
Clupea linta Cuvier, 1829, Règne Animal, ed. II, 2: 399 ('on la retrouve jusque dans le Nil').

Two subspecies are recognized (Svetovidov, 1952). These and other forms described are not differing in the number of gill rakers (Furnestin & Vincent, 1958).

Subspecies:

Alosa fallax fallax Lacèpede, 1803
Clupea fallax Lacepède, 1803, loc. cit.: 452.
Clupea rufa Lacepède, 1803, loc. cit.: 452.
Clupea finta Cuvier, 1829, loc. cit.: 399.
Alosafinta: Moreau, 1881, 3: 456 Day, 1883, 2: 236, pl. CXLI.
Clupea alosa var. A. finta: Smitt, 1895: 984, fig. 248, 249a, pl. XLIII (fig. 2) (col.).
Paralosa fallax: Roule, 1925, Poiss. eaux douces France: 78.
Clupea finta: Andersson, 1942: 254, pl. 67 (col.).
Alosa fallax: Poll, 1947: 141, fig. 92 Lozano Rey, 1947: 46, fig. 5B Wheeler, 1969: 128, fig. 50, map.
Alosa fallax fallax: Svetovidov, 1952: 310, fig. 52, pl. XXIV (fig. 2), pl. LII.

Alosa fallax nilotica Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1808
Clupea nilotica E. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1808, Descr. Égypte, pl. 10 (descr. by I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1827: 286-287) (Nil).
Alosa finta: Moreau, 1881, 3: 456.
Alosa finta algeriensis Regan, 1916b, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist., (8)18: 10 (Algeria).
Alosa finta nilotica: Regan, 1916b: 10.
Alosa finta rhodanensis Roule, 1924a, Bull. Soc. zool. France, 49: 263 (Rhône).
Paralosa (nilotica) rhodanensis: Roule, 1925: 80, pl. 16 (fig. 32-33), p. 81.
Alosa fallax bolivari Lozano Rey, 1929, Mem. R. Soc. españ. Hist. nat., 15: 660, pl. XXX (fig. 3) (costas del Rif).
Alosa Sallax nilotica: Berg, 1932: 91 Svetovidov, 1952: 309, fig. 51, pl. XXIV (fig. 1); 1964: 122, fig. 34 Tortonese, 1970e: 102, fig. 41-42.
Alosa Sallax: Lozano Rey, 1947: 46, fig. 5B Dieuzeide et al., 1959, 2: 21, fig. p. 22.
Clupea finta: Soljan, 1948: 247.


Common names:

alose feinte [Fr]
alose [It]
cheppia [It]
finta [Ru]
Finte [De]
finte [Fr]
fint [Ne]
saboga [Es]
stamsild [No]
stoksillen [Sv]
twaite shad [En]
cepa [Hr]
finta [R]
stavsild [Da]

Twaite shad (Alosa fallax)