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Family: Clupeidae Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens



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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Alosa aestivalis (Mitchill, 1814)

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Alosa aestivalis
[Blueback shad]



Europe
Max. Length 42.6 cm TL
Alosa agone (Scopoli, 1786)

Photo by Photo by Caramori, G.
 
Alosa agone
[Agone]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 51 cm SL
Alosa alabamae Jordan & Evermann, 1896

Photo by Photo by Smith, A.B.
 
Alosa alabamae
[Alabama shad]



Africa
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Alosa algeriensis Regan, 1916

Photo by Photo by Bacha, M.
 
Alosa algeriensis
[North African shad]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 83 cm TL
Alosa alosa (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Meyer, T.
 
Alosa alosa
[Allis shad]



Former USSR and Asia
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Alosa braschnikowi (Borodin, 1904)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Alosa braschnikowi
[Caspian marine shad]



Eurasia
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Alosa caspia (Eichwald, 1838)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Alosa caspia
[Caspian shad]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Alosa chrysochloris (Rafinesque, 1820)

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Alosa chrysochloris
[Skipjack shad]
No picture found

Max. Length 19 cm TL

 
Alosa curensis
[Kura shad]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Alosa fallax (Lacepède, 1803)

Photo by Photo by Stergiou, K.I.
 
Alosa fallax
[Twaite shad]



Eurasia
Max. Length 39 cm SL
Alosa immaculata Bennett, 1835

Photo by Photo by Kutsarov, Y.
 
Alosa immaculata
[Pontic shad]



Europe
Max. Length 52 cm SL
Alosa kessleri (Grimm, 1887)

Photo by Photo by Hillen, B.
 
Alosa kessleri
[Caspian anadromous shad]
No picture found

Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Alosa killarnensis
[Killarney shad]



Europe
Max. Length 35.1 cm FL
Alosa macedonica (Vinciguerra, 1921)

Photo by Photo by Margies, P.
 
Alosa macedonica
[Macedonia shad]



Eurasia
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Alosa maeotica (Grimm, 1901)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Alosa maeotica
[Black sea shad]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Alosa mediocris (Mitchill, 1814)

Photo by Photo by IGFA
 
Alosa mediocris
[Hickory shad]



North America
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Alosa pseudoharengus (Wilson, 1811)

Photo by Photo by Scarola, J.F.
 
Alosa pseudoharengus
[Alewife]



North America
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Alosa sapidissima (Wilson, 1811)

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Alosa sapidissima
[American shad]



Former USSR and Asia
Max. Length 38.1 cm TL
Alosa saposchnikowii (Grimm, 1887)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Alosa saposchnikowii
[Saposhnikovi shad]



Former USSR and Asia
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Alosa sphaerocephala (Berg, 1913)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Alosa sphaerocephala
[Agrakhan shad]
No picture found

Max. Length 26.8 cm TL

 
Alosa suworowi
[]



Eurasia
Max. Length 24.6 cm TL
Alosa tanaica (Grimm, 1901)

Photo by Photo by Otel, V.
 
Alosa tanaica
[Black Sea shad]



Europe
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Alosa vistonica Economidis & Sinis, 1986

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Alosa vistonica
[Thracian shad]
No picture found

Max. Length 35 cm SL

 
Alosa volgensis
[Volga shad]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Amblygaster clupeoides Bleeker, 1849

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Amblygaster clupeoides
[Bleeker smoothbelly sardinella]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.9 cm SL

 
Amblygaster indiana
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Amblygaster leiogaster (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Amblygaster leiogaster
[Smoothbelly sardinella]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm SL
Amblygaster sirm (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Amblygaster sirm
[Spotted sardinella]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Anodontostoma chacunda (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Anodontostoma chacunda
[Chacunda gizzard shad]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Anodontostoma selangkat (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Anodontostoma selangkat
[Indonesian gizzard shad]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Anodontostoma thailandiae Wongratana, 1983

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Anodontostoma thailandiae
[Thai gizzard shad]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 34.4 cm TL
Brevoortia aurea (Spix & Agassiz, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Timm, C.D.
 
Brevoortia aurea
[Brazilian menhaden]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Brevoortia gunteri Hildebrand, 1948

Photo by Photo by McDonald, D.L.
 
Brevoortia gunteri
[Finescale menhaden]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Brevoortia patronus Goode, 1878

Photo by Photo by McDonald, D.L.
 
Brevoortia patronus
[Gulf menhaden]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Brevoortia pectinata (Jenyns, 1842)

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Brevoortia pectinata
[Argentine menhaden]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 33 cm SL
Brevoortia smithi Hildebrand, 1941

Photo by Photo by O'Donnell, P.
 
Brevoortia smithi
[Yellowfin menhaden]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Brevoortia tyrannus (Latrobe, 1802)

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Brevoortia tyrannus
[Atlantic menhaden]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm SL
Clupanodon thrissa (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Clupanodon thrissa
[Chinese gizzard shad]



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

Photo by Photo by Ueberschär, B.
 
Clupea harengus
[Atlantic herring]
No picture found


 
Clupea manulensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 34 cm TL

 
Clupea pallasii marisalbi
[White Sea herring]



Arctic
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Clupea pallasii pallasii Valenciennes, 1847

Photo by Photo by Fritzsche, R.A./J.W. Cavanagh
 
Clupea pallasii pallasii
[Pacific herring]
No picture found

Max. Length 31.5 cm TL

 
Clupea pallasii suworowi
[Chosa herring]



Asia
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Clupeichthys aesarnensis Wongratana, 1983

Photo by Photo by Baird, I.G.
 
Clupeichthys aesarnensis
[Thai river sprat]



Asia
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Clupeichthys bleekeri (Hardenberg, 1936)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Clupeichthys bleekeri
[Kapuas river sprat]



Asia
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Clupeichthys goniognathus Bleeker, 1855

Photo by Photo by Warren, T.
 
Clupeichthys goniognathus
[Sumatran river sprat]



Asia
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Clupeichthys perakensis (Herre, 1936)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Clupeichthys perakensis
[Perak river sprat]



Asia
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Clupeoides borneensis Bleeker, 1851

Photo by Photo by WWF / Vidthayanon, C.
 
Clupeoides borneensis
[Borneo river sprat]



Asia
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL
Clupeoides hypselosoma Bleeker, 1866

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Clupeoides hypselosoma
[Kalimantan river sprat]



Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Clupeoides papuensis (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1886)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Clupeoides papuensis
[Papuan river sprat]



Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Clupeoides venulosus Weber & de Beaufort, 1912

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Clupeoides venulosus
[West Irian river sprat]



Europe
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL
Clupeonella abrau (Maliatsky, 1930)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Clupeonella abrau
[Abrau sprat]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.9 cm TL

 
Clupeonella caspia
[Caspian tyulka]



Eurasia
Max. Length 14.5 cm TL
Clupeonella cultriventris (Nordmann, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Otel, V.
 
Clupeonella cultriventris
[Black and Caspian Sea sprat]



Former USSR and Asia
Max. Length 16.5 cm SL
Clupeonella engrauliformis (Borodin, 1904)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Clupeonella engrauliformis
[Anchovy sprat]



Former USSR and Asia
Max. Length 14.5 cm SL
Clupeonella grimmi Kessler, 1877

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Clupeonella grimmi
[Southern Caspian sprat]
No picture found

Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Clupeonella muhlisi
[Marmara sprat]



Europe
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Clupeonella tscharchalensis (Borodin, 1896)

Photo by Photo by Naseka, A.M.
 
Clupeonella tscharchalensis
[Freshwater tyulka]



Africa
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Congothrissa gossei Poll, 1964

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Congothrissa gossei
[Smoothbelly pellonuline]



Asia
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Corica laciniata Fowler, 1935

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Corica laciniata
[Bangkok river sprat]



Asia
Max. Length 5.3 cm TL
Corica soborna Hamilton, 1822

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Corica soborna
[Ganges river sprat]



Asia
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Dayella malabarica (Day, 1873)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Dayella malabarica
[Day's round herring]



North America
Max. Length 23.6 cm SL
Dorosoma anale Meek, 1904

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Dorosoma anale
[Mexican river gizzard shad]



Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 57 cm FL
Dorosoma cepedianum (Lesueur, 1818)

Photo by Photo by Perusquía, E.
 
Dorosoma cepedianum
[American gizzard shad]



Central America
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Dorosoma chavesi Meek, 1907

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Dorosoma chavesi
[Nicaragua gizzard shad]



North and Central America
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Dorosoma petenense (Günther, 1867)

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Dorosoma petenense
[Threadfin shad]



North America
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Dorosoma smithi Hubbs & Miller, 1941

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Dorosoma smithi
[Pacific gizzard shad]



Asia
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Ehirava fluviatilis Deraniyagala, 1929

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Ehirava fluviatilis
[Malabar sprat]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL
Escualosa elongata Wongratana, 1983

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Escualosa elongata
[Slender white sardine]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Escualosa thoracata (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Escualosa thoracata
[White sardine]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Ethmalosa fimbriata (Bowdich, 1825)

Photo by Photo by Durand, J.-D.
 
Ethmalosa fimbriata
[Bonga shad]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm SL
Ethmidium maculatum (Valenciennes, 1847)

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



Africa
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Gilchristella aestuaria (Gilchrist, 1913)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Gilchristella aestuaria
[Gilchrist's round herring]



Asia
Max. Length 14.1 cm TL
Gonialosa manmina (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Gonialosa manmina
[Ganges river gizzard shad]



Asia
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Gonialosa modesta (Day, 1870)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Gonialosa modesta
[Burmese river gizzard shad]



Asia
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL
Gonialosa whiteheadi Wongratana, 1983

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Gonialosa whiteheadi
[Southern Burmese river gizzard shad]



Asia
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Gudusia chapra (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Hasan, M.E.
 
Gudusia chapra
[Indian river shad]



Asia
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Gudusia variegata (Day, 1870)

Photo by Photo by Win, T.
 
Gudusia variegata
[Burmese river shad]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Harengula clupeola (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Harengula clupeola
[False herring]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Harengula humeralis (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Harengula humeralis
[Redear herring]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 21.2 cm TL
Harengula jaguana Poey, 1865

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Harengula jaguana
[Scaled herring]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 18.4 cm TL
Harengula thrissina (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Harengula thrissina
[Pacific flatiron herring]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Herklotsichthys blackburni
[Blackburn's herring]



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

Photo by Photo by Yau, B.
 
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)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Herklotsichthys dispilonotus
[Blacksaddle herring]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Herklotsichthys gotoi
[Goto's herring]



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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Herklotsichthys koningsbergeri
[Koningsberger's herring]



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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Herklotsichthys lippa
[Australian spotted herring]



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Herklotsichthys lossei
[Gulf herring]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm NG

 
Herklotsichthys ovalis
[]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Herklotsichthys punctatus
[Spotback herring]



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Herklotsichthys quadrimaculatus
[Bluestripe herring]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Herklotsichthys spilurus
[Reunion herring]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Hilsa kelee (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Khan, M.M.
 
Hilsa kelee
[Kelee shad]



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)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Hyperlophus vittatus
[Sandy sprat]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Jenkinsia lamprotaenia (Gosse, 1851)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Jenkinsia lamprotaenia
[Dwarf round herring]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Jenkinsia majua Whitehead, 1963

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Jenkinsia majua
[Little-eye round herring]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Jenkinsia parvula Cervigón & Velazquez, 1978

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Jenkinsia parvula
[Short-striped round herring]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Jenkinsia stolifera (Jordan & Gilbert, 1884)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Jenkinsia stolifera
[Florida round herring]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Konosirus punctatus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Photo by Photo by Liu, J.
 
Konosirus punctatus
[Dotted gizzard shad]



Africa
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL
Laeviscutella dekimpei Poll, Whitehead & Hopson, 1965

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Laeviscutella dekimpei
[Roundbelly pellonuline]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Lile gracilis Castro-Aguirre & Vivero, 1990

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Lile gracilis
[Graceful piquitinga]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.1 cm SL

 
Lile nigrofasciata
[Blackstripe herring]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Lile piquitinga (Schreiner & Miranda Ribeiro, 1903)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Lile piquitinga
[Atlantic piquitinga]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Lile stolifera (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lile stolifera
[Striped herring]



Africa
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Limnothrissa miodon (Boulenger, 1906)

Photo by Photo by Mohamed, A.D.
 
Limnothrissa miodon
[Lake Tanganyika sardine]



Africa
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Microthrissa congica (Regan, 1917)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Microthrissa congica
[Bigscale pellonuline]



Africa
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Microthrissa minuta Poll, 1974

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Microthrissa minuta
[Dungu sprat]



Africa
Max. Length 4.1 cm SL
Microthrissa moeruensis (Poll, 1948)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Microthrissa moeruensis
[Lake Mweru sprat]



Africa
Max. Length 9.9 cm TL
Microthrissa royauxi Boulenger, 1902

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Microthrissa royauxi
[Royal sprat]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Microthrissa whiteheadi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.3 cm SL

 
Minyclupeoides dentibranchialus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL
Nannothrissa parva (Regan, 1917)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Nannothrissa parva
[Lake Tumba dwarf sprat]



Africa
Max. Length 2.3 cm SL
Nannothrissa stewarti Poll & Roberts, 1976

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Nannothrissa stewarti
[Mai-ndombe dwarf sprat]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16.5 cm SL
Nematalosa arabica Regan, 1917

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Nematalosa arabica
[Arabian gizzard shad]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Nematalosa come (Richardson, 1846)

Photo by Photo by Krumme, U.
 
Nematalosa come
[Western Pacific gizzard shad]



Oceania and Asia
Max. Length 48 cm SL
Nematalosa erebi (Günther, 1868)

Photo by Photo by Aland, G.
 
Nematalosa erebi
[Australian river gizzard shad]



Oceania
Max. Length 22.2 cm SL
Nematalosa flyensis Wongratana, 1983

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Nematalosa flyensis
[Fly river gizzard shad]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 16.3 cm SL
Nematalosa galatheae Nelson & Rothman, 1973

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Nematalosa galatheae
[Galathea gizzard shad]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Nematalosa japonica Regan, 1917

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Nematalosa japonica
[Japanese gizzard shad]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25.5 cm TL
Nematalosa nasus (Bloch, 1795)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Nematalosa nasus
[Bloch's gizzard shad]



Oceania
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Nematalosa papuensis (Munro, 1964)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Nematalosa papuensis
[Strickland river gizzard shad]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15.2 cm SL
Nematalosa persara Nelson & McCarthy, 1995

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Nematalosa persara
[Persara gizzard shad]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Nematalosa resticularia Nelson & McCarthy, 1995

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Nematalosa resticularia
[Gulf gizzard shad]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 36 cm SL
Nematalosa vlaminghi (Munro, 1956)

Photo by Photo by Good, P.
 
Nematalosa vlaminghi
[Perth herring]



Africa
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Odaxothrissa ansorgii Boulenger, 1910

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Odaxothrissa ansorgii
[Ansorge fangtooth pellonuline]



Africa
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Odaxothrissa losera Boulenger, 1899

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Odaxothrissa losera
[Losera fangtooth pellonuline]



Africa
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Odaxothrissa mento (Regan, 1917)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Odaxothrissa mento
[Nigerian fangtooth pellonuline]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm SL
Opisthonema berlangai Berry & Barrett, 1963

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Opisthonema berlangai
[Galapagos thread herring]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Opisthonema bulleri (Regan, 1904)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Opisthonema bulleri
[Slender thread herring]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Opisthonema libertate (Günther, 1867)

Photo by Photo by Cotto Sánchez, A.J.
 
Opisthonema libertate
[Pacific thread herring]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Opisthonema medirastre Berry & Barrett, 1963

Photo by Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Opisthonema medirastre
[Middling thread herring]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Opisthonema oglinum (Lesueur, 1818)

Photo by Photo by Charteris, M.
 
Opisthonema oglinum
[Atlantic thread herring]



Africa
Max. Length 9.3 cm TL
Pellonula leonensis Boulenger, 1916

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Pellonula leonensis
[Smalltoothed pellonula]



Africa
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Pellonula vorax Günther, 1868

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Pellonula vorax
[Bigtoothed pellonula]



South America
Max. Length 9.7 cm SL
Platanichthys platana (Regan, 1917)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Platanichthys platana
[River Plate sprat]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Potamalosa richmondia
[Freshwater herring]



Africa
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Potamothrissa acutirostris (Boulenger, 1899)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Potamothrissa acutirostris
[Sharpnosed sawtooth pellonuline]



Africa
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Potamothrissa obtusirostris (Boulenger, 1909)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Potamothrissa obtusirostris
[Bluntnosed sawtooth pellonuline]



Africa
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL
Potamothrissa whiteheadi Poll, 1974

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Potamothrissa whiteheadi
[Whitehead's sawtooth pellonuline]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Ramnogaster arcuata
[Jenyns's sprat]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Ramnogaster melanostoma
[Uruguay river sprat]



South America
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Rhinosardinia amazonica (Steindachner, 1879)

Photo by Photo by Krumme, U.
 
Rhinosardinia amazonica
[Amazon spinejaw sprat]



South America
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Rhinosardinia bahiensis (Steindachner, 1879)

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Rhinosardinia bahiensis
[Bahia sprat]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 27.5 cm SL
Sardina pilchardus (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Photo by De Sanctis, A.
 
Sardina pilchardus
[European pilchard]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Sardinella albella (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sardinella albella
[White sardinella]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 12.6 cm SL
Sardinella atricauda (Günther, 1868)

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Sardinella atricauda
[Bleeker's blacktip sardinella]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Sardinella aurita Valenciennes, 1847

Photo by Photo by Luyben, J.
 
Sardinella aurita
[Round sardinella]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Sardinella brachysoma Bleeker, 1852

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Sardinella brachysoma
[Deepbody sardinella]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Sardinella brasiliensis (Steindachner, 1879)

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Sardinella brasiliensis
[Brazilian sardinella]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL
Sardinella fijiense (Fowler & Bean, 1923)

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Sardinella fijiense
[Fiji sardinella]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Sardinella fimbriata (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Sardinella fimbriata
[Fringescale sardinella]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 29.6 cm TL
Sardinella gibbosa (Bleeker, 1849)

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Sardinella gibbosa
[Goldstripe sardinella]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 12.5 cm SL
Sardinella hualiensis (Chu & Tsai, 1958)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Sardinella hualiensis
[Taiwan sardinella]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16.5 cm SL
Sardinella jussieu (Lacepède, 1803)

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Sardinella jussieu
[Mauritian sardinella]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Sardinella lemuru Bleeker, 1853

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Sardinella lemuru
[Bali sardinella]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Sardinella longiceps Valenciennes, 1847

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sardinella longiceps
[Indian oil sardine]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Sardinella maderensis (Lowe, 1838)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Sardinella maderensis
[Madeiran sardinella]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Sardinella marquesensis Berry & Whitehead, 1968

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Sardinella marquesensis
[Marquesan sardinella]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20.3 cm SL
Sardinella melanura (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sardinella melanura
[Blacktip sardinella]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Sardinella neglecta Wongratana, 1983

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Sardinella neglecta
[East African sardinella]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Sardinella richardsoni Wongratana, 1983

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Sardinella richardsoni
[Richardson's sardinella]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Sardinella rouxi (Poll, 1953)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Sardinella rouxi
[Yellowtail sardinella]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Sardinella sindensis (Day, 1878)

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Sardinella sindensis
[Sind sardinella]



Asia
Max. Length 15.2 cm TL
Sardinella tawilis (Herre, 1927)

Photo by Photo by Reyes, R.B.
 
Sardinella tawilis
[Freshwater sardinella]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Sardinella zunasi (Bleeker, 1854)

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Sardinella zunasi
[Japanese sardinella]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 39.5 cm SL
Sardinops sagax (Jenyns, 1842)

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Sardinops sagax
[South American pilchard]



Africa
Max. Length 49.7 cm SL
Sauvagella madagascariensis (Sauvage, 1883)

Photo by Photo by Loiselle, P.V.
 
Sauvagella madagascariensis
[Madagascar round herring]



Africa
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL
Sauvagella robusta Stiassny, 2002

Photo by Photo by Loiselle, P.V.
 
Sauvagella robusta
[]



Africa
Max. Length 3 cm SL
Sierrathrissa leonensis Thys van den Audenaerde, 1969

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Sierrathrissa leonensis
[West African pygmy herring]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Spratelloides delicatulus (Bennett, 1832)

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Spratelloides delicatulus
[Delicate round herring]



Indo-Pacific, from Red Se
Max. Length 10.5 cm SL
Spratelloides gracilis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Photo by Photo by Krumme, U.
 
Spratelloides gracilis
[Silver-stripe round herring]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Spratelloides lewisi Wongratana, 1983

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Spratelloides lewisi
[Lewis' round herring]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Spratelloides robustus Ogilby, 1897

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Spratelloides robustus
[Fringe-scale round herring]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Spratellomorpha bianalis (Bertin, 1940)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Spratellomorpha bianalis
[Two-finned round herring]



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

Photo by Photo by SeaFIC
 
Sprattus antipodum
[New Zealand blueback sprat]



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

Photo by Photo by INIDEP
 
Sprattus fuegensis
[Falkland sprat]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Sprattus muelleri
[New Zealand sprat]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Sprattus novaehollandiae
[Australian sprat]



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

Photo by Photo by Svensen, R.
 
Sprattus sprattus
[European sprat]



Africa
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Stolothrissa tanganicae Regan, 1917

Photo by Photo by Moeremans, L.
 
Stolothrissa tanganicae
[Lake Tanganyika sprat]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Strangomera bentincki
[Araucanian herring]
No picture found


 
Sundasalanx malleti
[]
No picture found


 
Sundasalanx megalops
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.8 cm SL

 
Sundasalanx mekongensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3 cm SL

 
Sundasalanx mesops
[]



Asia
Max. Length 2.3 cm TL
Sundasalanx microps Roberts, 1981

Photo by Photo by Roberts, T.R.
 
Sundasalanx microps
[]
No picture found


 
Sundasalanx platyrhynchus
[]



Asia
Max. Length 2.3 cm SL
Sundasalanx praecox Roberts, 1981

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Sundasalanx praecox
[Dwarf noodlefish]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Tenualosa ilisha (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Tenualosa ilisha
[Hilsa shad]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 52 cm SL
Tenualosa macrura (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Tenualosa macrura
[Longtail shad]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 61.6 cm TL
Tenualosa reevesii (Richardson, 1846)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Tenualosa reevesii
[Reeves shad]



Asia
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Tenualosa thibaudeaui (Durand, 1940)

Photo by Photo by Roberts, T.R.
 
Tenualosa thibaudeaui
[Laotian shad]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Tenualosa toli (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Tenualosa toli
[Toli shad]



Africa
Max. Length 2.1 cm SL
Thrattidion noctivagus Roberts, 1972

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Thrattidion noctivagus
[Sanaga pygmy herring]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Alosa aestivalis Blueback shad Western Atlantic 40 SL 1814
Alosa agone Agone Europe 42.6 TL 1786
Alosa alabamae Alabama shad Western Central Atlantic 51 SL 1896
Alosa algeriensis North African shad Africa 50 SL 1916
Alosa alosa Allis shad Eastern Atlantic 83 TL 1758
Alosa braschnikowi Caspian marine shad Former USSR and Asia 50 SL 1904
Alosa caspia Caspian shad Eurasia 32 TL 1838
Alosa chrysochloris Skipjack shad Western Central Atlantic 50 SL 1820
Alosa curensis Kura shad Europe and Asia 19 TL 1907
Alosa fallax Twaite shad Northeast Atlantic 60 SL 1803
Alosa immaculata Pontic shad Eurasia 39 SL 1835
Alosa kessleri Caspian anadromous shad Europe 52 SL 1887
Alosa killarnensis Killarney shad Europe 20 SL 1916
Alosa macedonica Macedonia shad Europe 35.1 FL 1921
Alosa maeotica Black sea shad Eurasia 32 TL 1901
Alosa mediocris Hickory shad Western Atlantic 60 SL 1814
Alosa pseudoharengus Alewife North America 40 SL 1811
Alosa sapidissima American shad North America 76 TL 1811
Alosa saposchnikowii Saposhnikovi shad Former USSR and Asia 38.1 TL 1887
Alosa sphaerocephala Agrakhan shad Former USSR and Asia 25 SL 1913
Alosa suworowi Europe 26.8 TL 1913
Alosa tanaica Black Sea shad Eurasia 24.6 TL 1901
Alosa vistonica Thracian shad Europe 17 SL 1986
Alosa volgensis Volga shad Europe 35 SL 1913
Amblygaster clupeoides Bleeker smoothbelly sardinella Indo-West Pacific 21 SL 1849
Amblygaster indiana Western Indian Ocean 2.9 SL 2017
Amblygaster leiogaster Smoothbelly sardinella Indo-West Pacific 23 SL 1847
Amblygaster sirm Spotted sardinella Indo-West Pacific 27 SL 1792
Anodontostoma chacunda Chacunda gizzard shad Indo-West Pacific 22 SL 1822
Anodontostoma selangkat Indonesian gizzard shad Indo-Pacific 18 SL 1852
Anodontostoma thailandiae Thai gizzard shad Indo-Pacific 18 SL 1983
Brevoortia aurea Brazilian menhaden Southwest Atlantic 34.4 TL 1829
Brevoortia gunteri Finescale menhaden Western Central Atlantic 30 SL 1948
Brevoortia patronus Gulf menhaden Western Central Atlantic 35 SL 1878
Brevoortia pectinata Argentine menhaden Southwest Atlantic 35 SL 1842
Brevoortia smithi Yellowfin menhaden Western Central Atlantic 33 SL 1941
Brevoortia tyrannus Atlantic menhaden Western Atlantic 50 TL 1802
Clupanodon thrissa Chinese gizzard shad Northwest Pacific 26 SL 1758
Clupea harengus Atlantic herring North Atlantic 45 SL 1758
Clupea manulensis Asia 1822
Clupea pallasii marisalbi White Sea herring Northeast Atlantic 34 TL 1923
Clupea pallasii pallasii Pacific herring Arctic 46 TL 1847
Clupea pallasii suworowi Chosa herring Northeast Atlantic 31.5 TL 1927
Clupeichthys aesarnensis Thai river sprat Asia 7 SL 1983
Clupeichthys bleekeri Kapuas river sprat Asia 6 SL 1936
Clupeichthys goniognathus Sumatran river sprat Asia 9 SL 1855
Clupeichthys perakensis Perak river sprat Asia 4 SL 1936
Clupeoides borneensis Borneo river sprat Asia 8 SL 1851
Clupeoides hypselosoma Kalimantan river sprat Asia 4.2 SL 1866
Clupeoides papuensis Papuan river sprat Asia and Oceania 8 SL 1886
Clupeoides venulosus West Irian river sprat Asia and Oceania 9 SL 1912
Clupeonella abrau Abrau sprat Europe 9.5 SL 1930
Clupeonella caspia Caspian tyulka Europe 14.9 TL 1941
Clupeonella cultriventris Black and Caspian Sea sprat Eurasia 14.5 TL 1840
Clupeonella engrauliformis Anchovy sprat Former USSR and Asia 16.5 SL 1904
Clupeonella grimmi Southern Caspian sprat Former USSR and Asia 14.5 SL 1877
Clupeonella muhlisi Marmara sprat Asia 8 TL 1934
Clupeonella tscharchalensis Freshwater tyulka Europe 10 SL 1896
Congothrissa gossei Smoothbelly pellonuline Africa 3.5 SL 1964
Corica laciniata Bangkok river sprat Asia 7 SL 1935
Corica soborna Ganges river sprat Asia 5.3 TL 1822
Dayella malabarica Day's round herring Asia 6 SL 1873
Dorosoma anale Mexican river gizzard shad North America 23.6 SL 1904
Dorosoma cepedianum American gizzard shad Northwest Atlantic 57 FL 1818
Dorosoma chavesi Nicaragua gizzard shad Central America 18 SL 1907
Dorosoma petenense Threadfin shad North and Central America 33 TL 1867
Dorosoma smithi Pacific gizzard shad North America 14 SL 1941
Ehirava fluviatilis Malabar sprat Asia 5 SL 1929
Escualosa elongata Slender white sardine Western Pacific 6.7 SL 1983
Escualosa thoracata White sardine Indo-West Pacific 10 SL 1847
Ethmalosa fimbriata Bonga shad Atlantic Ocean 46 TL 1825
Ethmidium maculatum Pacific menhaden Southwest Pacific 26 SL 1847
Gilchristella aestuaria Gilchrist's round herring Africa 9 SL 1913
Gonialosa manmina Ganges river gizzard shad Asia 14.1 TL 1822
Gonialosa modesta Burmese river gizzard shad Asia 10 SL 1870
Gonialosa whiteheadi Southern Burmese river gizzard shad Asia 6.8 SL 1983
Gudusia chapra Indian river shad Asia 20 TL 1822
Gudusia variegata Burmese river shad Asia 16 SL 1870
Harengula clupeola False herring Western Atlantic 18 TL 1829
Harengula humeralis Redear herring Western Atlantic 22 TL 1829
Harengula jaguana Scaled herring Western Atlantic 21.2 TL 1865
Harengula thrissina Pacific flatiron herring Eastern Pacific 18.4 TL 1882
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 spilurus Reunion herring Western Indian Ocean 8.5 SL 1863
Hilsa kelee Kelee shad Indo-West Pacific 35 TL 1829
Hyperlophus translucidus Glassy sprat Southwest Pacific 6 SL 1917
Hyperlophus vittatus Sandy sprat Western Pacific 10 SL 1875
Jenkinsia lamprotaenia Dwarf round herring Western Central Atlantic 7.5 TL 1851
Jenkinsia majua Little-eye round herring Western Central Atlantic 5.5 SL 1963
Jenkinsia parvula Short-striped round herring Western Central Atlantic 5.5 SL 1978
Jenkinsia stolifera Florida round herring Western Central Atlantic 4 SL 1884
Konosirus punctatus Dotted gizzard shad Indo-West Pacific 32 TL 1846
Laeviscutella dekimpei Roundbelly pellonuline Africa 4.6 SL 1965
Lile gracilis Graceful piquitinga Eastern Central Pacific 8 SL 1990
Lile nigrofasciata Blackstripe herring Eastern Central Pacific 9.1 SL 2002
Lile piquitinga Atlantic piquitinga Western Atlantic 15 SL 1903
Lile stolifera Striped herring Eastern Pacific 13 SL 1882
Limnothrissa miodon Lake Tanganyika sardine Africa 17 SL 1906
Microthrissa congica Bigscale pellonuline Africa 7 SL 1917
Microthrissa minuta Dungu sprat Africa 3.5 SL 1974
Microthrissa moeruensis Lake Mweru sprat Africa 4.1 SL 1948
Microthrissa royauxi Royal sprat Africa 9.9 TL 1902
Microthrissa whiteheadi Africa 5.7 SL 1988
Minyclupeoides dentibranchialus Asia 2.3 SL 2008
Nannothrissa parva Lake Tumba dwarf sprat Africa 4.2 SL 1917
Nannothrissa stewarti Mai-ndombe dwarf sprat Africa 2.3 SL 1976
Nematalosa arabica Arabian gizzard shad Western Indian Ocean 16.5 SL 1917
Nematalosa come Western Pacific gizzard shad Western Pacific 21 SL 1846
Nematalosa erebi Australian river gizzard shad Oceania and Asia 48 SL 1868
Nematalosa flyensis Fly river gizzard shad Oceania 22.2 SL 1983
Nematalosa galatheae Galathea gizzard shad Indo-West Pacific 16.3 SL 1973
Nematalosa japonica Japanese gizzard shad Western Pacific 19 SL 1917
Nematalosa nasus Bloch's gizzard shad Indo-West Pacific 25.5 TL 1795
Nematalosa papuensis Strickland river gizzard shad Oceania 21 SL 1964
Nematalosa persara Persara gizzard shad Western Indian Ocean 15.2 SL 1995
Nematalosa resticularia Gulf gizzard shad Western Indian Ocean 17 TL 1995
Nematalosa vlaminghi Perth herring Eastern Indian Ocean 36 SL 1956
Odaxothrissa ansorgii Ansorge fangtooth pellonuline Africa 13 SL 1910
Odaxothrissa losera Losera fangtooth pellonuline Africa 13 SL 1899
Odaxothrissa mento Nigerian fangtooth pellonuline Africa 13 SL 1917
Opisthonema berlangai Galapagos thread herring Southeast Pacific 26 SL 1963
Opisthonema bulleri Slender thread herring Eastern Pacific 20 TL 1904
Opisthonema libertate Pacific thread herring Eastern Pacific 30 TL 1867
Opisthonema medirastre Middling thread herring Eastern Pacific 30 TL 1963
Opisthonema oglinum Atlantic thread herring Western Atlantic 38 TL 1818
Pellonula leonensis Smalltoothed pellonula Africa 9.3 TL 1916
Pellonula vorax Bigtoothed pellonula Africa 12 SL 1868
Platanichthys platana River Plate sprat South America 9.7 SL 1917
Potamalosa richmondia Freshwater herring Oceania 32 SL 1879
Potamothrissa acutirostris Sharpnosed sawtooth pellonuline Africa 7 SL 1899
Potamothrissa obtusirostris Bluntnosed sawtooth pellonuline Africa 6 SL 1909
Potamothrissa whiteheadi Whitehead's sawtooth pellonuline Africa 4.7 SL 1974
Ramnogaster arcuata Jenyns's sprat Southwest Atlantic 9 SL 1842
Ramnogaster melanostoma Uruguay river sprat South America 10 SL 1907
Rhinosardinia amazonica Amazon spinejaw sprat South America 11 TL 1879
Rhinosardinia bahiensis Bahia sprat South America 8 SL 1879
Sardina pilchardus European pilchard Northeast Atlantic 27.5 SL 1792
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 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
Sardinops sagax South American pilchard Indo-Pacific 39.5 SL 1842
Sauvagella madagascariensis Madagascar round herring Africa 49.7 SL 1883
Sauvagella robusta Africa 4.7 SL 2002
Sierrathrissa leonensis West African pygmy herring Africa 3 SL 1969
Spratelloides delicatulus Delicate round herring Indo-Pacific 7 SL 1832
Spratelloides gracilis Silver-stripe round herring Indo-Pacific, from Red Se 10.5 SL 1846
Spratelloides lewisi Lewis' round herring Western Central Pacific 6 SL 1983
Spratelloides robustus Fringe-scale round herring Eastern Indian Ocean 12 SL 1897
Spratellomorpha bianalis Two-finned round herring Western Indian Ocean 4.5 SL 1940
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
Stolothrissa tanganicae Lake Tanganyika sprat Africa 10 SL 1917
Strangomera bentincki Araucanian herring Southeast Pacific 28.4 SL 1936
Sundasalanx malleti Asia 1997
Sundasalanx megalops Asia 1997
Sundasalanx mekongensis Asia 2.8 SL 1999
Sundasalanx mesops Asia 3 SL 1997
Sundasalanx microps Asia 2.3 TL 1981
Sundasalanx platyrhynchus Asia 1997
Sundasalanx praecox Dwarf noodlefish Asia 2.3 SL 1981
Tenualosa ilisha Hilsa shad Indian Ocean 60 SL 1822
Tenualosa macrura Longtail shad Western Central Pacific 52 SL 1852
Tenualosa reevesii Reeves shad Northwest Pacific 61.6 TL 1846
Tenualosa thibaudeaui Laotian shad Asia 30 SL 1940
Tenualosa toli Toli shad Indo-West Pacific 60 TL 1847
Thrattidion noctivagus Sanaga pygmy herring Africa 2.1 SL 1972



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