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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Clupeidae Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens
Subfamily: Dorosomatinae
Genus: Herklotsichthys

(See list of species below)



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12 species
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Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.5 cm SL
Herklotsichthys blackburni (Whitley, 1948)

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Herklotsichthys blackburni
[Blackburn's herring]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Herklotsichthys castelnaui (Ogilby, 1897)

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Herklotsichthys castelnaui
[Castelnau's herring]
No picture found

Max. Length 13 cm SL

 
Herklotsichthys collettei
[Collette's herring]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Herklotsichthys dispilonotus (Bleeker, 1852)

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Herklotsichthys dispilonotus
[Blacksaddle herring]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Herklotsichthys gotoi Wongratana, 1983

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Herklotsichthys gotoi
[Goto's herring]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Herklotsichthys koningsbergeri (Weber & de Beaufort, 1912)

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Herklotsichthys koningsbergeri
[Koningsberger's herring]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Herklotsichthys lippa (Whitley, 1931)

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Herklotsichthys lippa
[Australian spotted herring]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Herklotsichthys lossei Wongratana, 1983

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Herklotsichthys lossei
[Gulf herring]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm NG

 
Herklotsichthys ovalis
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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Herklotsichthys punctatus (Rüppell, 1837)

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Herklotsichthys punctatus
[Spotback herring]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Herklotsichthys quadrimaculatus (Rüppell, 1837)

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Herklotsichthys quadrimaculatus
[Bluestripe herring]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Herklotsichthys spilura (Guichenot, 1863)

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Herklotsichthys spilura
[Reunion herring]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Herklotsichthys blackburni Blackburn's herring Eastern Indian Ocean 10.5 SL 1948
Herklotsichthys castelnaui Castelnau's herring Southwest Pacific 20 SL 1897
Herklotsichthys collettei Collette's herring Eastern Indian Ocean 13 SL 1987
Herklotsichthys dispilonotus Blacksaddle herring Western Central Pacific 8.5 SL 1852
Herklotsichthys gotoi Goto's herring Western Central Pacific 9 SL 1983
Herklotsichthys koningsbergeri Koningsberger's herring Eastern Indian Ocean 13 SL 1912
Herklotsichthys lippa Australian spotted herring Indo-Pacific 16 SL 1931
Herklotsichthys lossei Gulf herring Western Indian Ocean 8 SL 1983
Herklotsichthys ovalis Western Pacific 10 NG 1830
Herklotsichthys punctatus Spotback herring Western Indian Ocean 8.5 SL 1837
Herklotsichthys quadrimaculatus Bluestripe herring Indo-Pacific 25 SL 1837
Herklotsichthys spilura Reunion herring Western Indian Ocean 8.5 SL 1863



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