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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Clupeidae Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens
Subfamily: Dorosomatinae
Genus: Sardinella

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Sardinella albella White sardinella Indo-West Pacific 14 SL 1847
Sardinella atricauda Bleeker's blacktip sardinella Western Pacific 12.6 SL 1868
Sardinella aurita Round sardinella Atlantic Ocean 36 TL 1847
Sardinella brachysoma Deepbody sardinella Indo-West Pacific 13 SL 1852
Sardinella brasiliensis Brazilian sardinella Western Atlantic 27 TL 1879
Sardinella fijiense Fiji sardinella Western Pacific 11.5 SL 1923
Sardinella fimbriata Fringescale sardinella Indo-West Pacific 13 SL 1847
Sardinella gibbosa Goldstripe sardinella Indo-West Pacific 29.6 TL 1849
Sardinella hualiensis Taiwan sardinella Western Pacific 12.5 SL 1958
Sardinella jussieu Mauritian sardinella Western Indian Ocean 16.5 SL 1803
Sardinella lemuru Bali sardinella Eastern Indian Ocean 23 SL 1853
Sardinella longiceps Indian oil sardine Indian Ocean 23 SL 1847
Sardinella maderensis Madeiran sardinella Atlantic Ocean 30 SL 1838
Sardinella marquesensis Marquesan sardinella Eastern Pacific 16 SL 1968
Sardinella melanura Blacktip sardinella Indo-West Pacific 20.3 SL 1829
Sardinella neglecta East African sardinella Western Indian Ocean 13 SL 1983
Sardinella pacifica Western Pacific 10.5 SL 2019
Sardinella richardsoni Richardson's sardinella Northwest Pacific 12 SL 1983
Sardinella rouxi Yellowtail sardinella Atlantic Ocean 16 SL 1953
Sardinella sindensis Sind sardinella Western Indian Ocean 17 SL 1878
Sardinella tawilis Freshwater sardinella Asia 15.2 TL 1927
Sardinella zunasi Japanese sardinella Western Pacific 18 TL 1854

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cfm script by eagbayani, 30.11.04, ,  php script by cmilitante, 05/11/2010 ,  last modified by cmilitante, 14/03/2013