Thryssa hamiltonii

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Hamilton's thryssa
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Thryssa hamiltonii
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Engraulidae
Genus: Thryssa
T. hamiltonii
Binomial name
Thryssa hamiltonii
Gray, 1835 [1]

Thryssa hamiltonii, or Hamilton's thryssa, is a species of ray-finned fish in the family Engraulidae. It is found in the tropical western Indo-Pacific region: mainly, the eastern direction near Myanmar, Taiwan, the northern head of Australia and Papua New Guinea and possibly the Philippines. [1]

Although the patronym was not identified but clearly in honor of Francis Hamilton-Buchanan (1762-1829), Scottish physician and naturalist, who published an influential account of Indo-Gangetic fishes in 1822. [2]

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  1. 1 2 "Thryssa hamiltonii Gray, 1835". FishBase. Retrieved 2015-05-18.
  2. Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (22 September 2018). "Order CLUPEIFORMES: Family DENTICIPITIDAE, PRISTIGASTERIDAE, ENGRAULIDAE and CHIROCENTRIDAE". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 17 November 2018.