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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Osmeriformes
Family: Argentinidae Argentines or herring smelts

Genus: Argentina

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Argentina aliceae Alice argentina Eastern Pacific 15 SL 1969
Argentina australiae Silverside Southwest Pacific 13 TL 1958
Argentina brasiliensis Southwestern Atlantic 2004
Argentina brucei Bruce's argentine Western Central Atlantic 15 TL 1969
Argentina elongata Southwest Pacific 1879
Argentina euchus Western Indian Ocean 15 TL 1961
Argentina georgei Blackbelly Argentine Western Central Atlantic 14.6 SL 1969
Argentina kagoshimae Northwest Pacific 1902
Argentina sialis North-Pacific argentine Eastern Pacific 22 TL 1890
Argentina silus Greater argentine Eastern Atlantic 70 SL 1775
Argentina sphyraena Argentine Eastern Atlantic 35 SL 1758
Argentina stewarti Western Central Atlantic 16.6 SL 1969
Argentina striata Striated argentine Western Atlantic 24 TL 1896



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