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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Pristigasteridae Pristigasterids

Genus: Odontognathus

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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Odontognathus compressus Meek & Hildebrand, 1923

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Odontognathus compressus
[Caribbean longfin herring]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 19.2 cm TL
Odontognathus mucronatus Lacepède, 1800

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Odontognathus mucronatus
[Guiana longfin herring]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Odontognathus panamensis (Steindachner, 1876)

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Odontognathus panamensis
[Panama longfin herring]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Odontognathus compressus Caribbean longfin herring Western Atlantic 15 TL 1923
Odontognathus mucronatus Guiana longfin herring Western Atlantic 19.2 TL 1800
Odontognathus panamensis Panama longfin herring Eastern Central Pacific 17 SL 1876



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