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Subfamily: Clupeinae


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North Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Clupea harengus Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by Svensen, R.
 
Clupea harengus
[Atlantic herring]
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Clupea manulensis
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Arctic
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Clupea pallasii Valenciennes, 1847

Photo by Photo by Fritzsche, R.A./J.W. Cavanagh
 
Clupea pallasii
[Pacific herring]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 31.2 cm TL
Ethmidium maculatum (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Ethmidium maculatum
[Pacific menhaden]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Hyperlophus translucidus McCulloch, 1917

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Hyperlophus translucidus
[Glassy sprat]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Hyperlophus vittatus (Castelnau, 1875)

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Hyperlophus vittatus
[Sandy sprat]



Oceania
Max. Length 32 cm SL
Potamalosa richmondia (Macleay, 1879)

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Potamalosa richmondia
[Freshwater herring]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Ramnogaster arcuata (Jenyns, 1842)

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Ramnogaster arcuata
[Jenyns's sprat]



South America
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Ramnogaster melanostoma (Eigenmann, 1907)

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Ramnogaster melanostoma
[Uruguay river sprat]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Sprattus antipodum (Hector, 1872)

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Sprattus antipodum
[New Zealand blueback sprat]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Sprattus fuegensis (Jenyns, 1842)

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Sprattus fuegensis
[Falkland sprat]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Sprattus muelleri (Klunzinger, 1879)

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Sprattus muelleri
[New Zealand sprat]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Sprattus novaehollandiae (Valenciennes, 1847)

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Sprattus novaehollandiae
[Australian sprat]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Sprattus sprattus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Sprattus sprattus
[European sprat]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 28.4 cm SL
Strangomera bentincki (Norman, 1936)

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Strangomera bentincki
[Araucanian herring]



15 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Clupea harengus Atlantic herring North Atlantic 45 SL 1758
Clupea manulensis Asia 1822
Clupea pallasii Pacific herring Arctic 46 TL 1847
Ethmidium maculatum Pacific menhaden Southwest Pacific 31.2 TL 1847
Hyperlophus translucidus Glassy sprat Southwest Pacific 6 SL 1917
Hyperlophus vittatus Sandy sprat Western Pacific 10 SL 1875
Potamalosa richmondia Freshwater herring Oceania 32 SL 1879
Ramnogaster arcuata Jenyns's sprat Southwest Atlantic 9 SL 1842
Ramnogaster melanostoma Uruguay river sprat South America 10 SL 1907
Sprattus antipodum New Zealand blueback sprat Southwest Pacific 12 SL 1872
Sprattus fuegensis Falkland sprat Southwest Atlantic 18 SL 1842
Sprattus muelleri New Zealand sprat Southwest Pacific 13 SL 1879
Sprattus novaehollandiae Australian sprat Southwest Pacific 14 SL 1847
Sprattus sprattus European sprat Northeast Atlantic 16 SL 1758
Strangomera bentincki Araucanian herring Southeast Pacific 28.4 SL 1936



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