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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Clupeidae Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens
Subfamily: Alosinae
Genus: Brevoortia

(See list of species below)



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6 species (see list below)
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Photo by Timm, C.D.

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

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

Photo by McDonald, D.L.

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

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

Photo by McDonald, D.L.

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

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

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

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

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

Photo by O'Donnell, P.

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

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

Photo by Flescher, D.

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

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Brevoortia tyrannus
[Atlantic menhaden]
6 Species of Family Clupeidae
Subfamily: Alosinae with Genus Brevoortia
(Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens)
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Brevoortia aurea Brazilian menhaden Southwest Atlantic 34.4 TL
Brevoortia gunteri Finescale menhaden Western Central Atlantic 30 SL
Brevoortia patronus Gulf menhaden Western Central Atlantic 35 SL
Brevoortia pectinata Argentine menhaden Southwest Atlantic 35 SL
Brevoortia smithi Yellowfin menhaden Western Central Atlantic 33 SL
Brevoortia tyrannus Atlantic menhaden Western Atlantic 50 TL



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