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Family: Clupeidae Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens



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Photo by Flescher, D.

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

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

Photo by Caramori, G.

Europe and Mediterranean.
Max. Length 39 cm TL
Alosa agone (Scopoli, 1786)

Photo by Caramori, G.
 
Alosa agone
[Agone]

Photo by Smith, A.B.

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

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

Photo by Bacha, M.

Africa
Max. Length 43 cm SL
Alosa algeriensis Regan, 1916

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

Photo by Stemmer, B.

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

Photo by Stemmer, B.
 
Alosa alosa
[Allis shad]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Alosa braschnikowi
[Caspian marine shad]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Alosa caspia caspia
[Caspian shad]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 29.6 cm TL

 
Alosa caspia knipowitschi
[Enzeli shad]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 24 cm TL

 
Alosa caspia persica
[Astrabad shad]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

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

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Alosa chrysochloris
[Skipjack shad]
No picture found
Europe and Asia
Max. Length 19 cm TL

 
Alosa curensis
[Kura shad]

Photo by Stergiou, K.I.

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

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

Photo by Kutsarov, Y.

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

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

Photo by Hillen, B.

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

Photo by Hillen, B.
 
Alosa kessleri
[Caspian anadromous shad]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Alosa killarnensis
[Killarney shad]

Photo by Margies, P.

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

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

Photo by FAO

Eurasia
Max. Length 31 cm SL
Alosa maeotica (Grimm, 1901)

Photo by FAO
 
Alosa maeotica
[Black sea shad]

Photo by IGFA

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

Photo by IGFA
 
Alosa mediocris
[Hickory shad]

Photo by Scarola, J.F.

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

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

Photo by Flescher, D.

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

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

Photo by FAO

Former USSR and Asia
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Alosa saposchnikowii (Grimm, 1887)

Photo by FAO
 
Alosa saposchnikowii
[Saposhnikovi shad]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Alosa sphaerocephala
[Agrakhan shad]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 26.8 cm TL

 
Alosa suworowi
[]

Photo by Otel, V.

Eurasia
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Alosa tanaica (Grimm, 1901)

Photo by Otel, V.
 
Alosa tanaica
[Black Sea shad]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 17 cm SL

 
Alosa vistonica
[Thracian shad]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 35 cm SL

 
Alosa volgensis
[Volga shad]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Amblygaster clupeoides
[Bleeker smoothbelly sardinella]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

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

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

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Anodontostoma selangkat
[Indonesian gizzard shad]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Anodontostoma thailandiae
[Thai gizzard shad]

Photo by Timm, C.D.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 26 cm SL
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]

Photo by CAFS

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

Photo by CAFS
 
Clupanodon thrissa
[Chinese gizzard shad]

Photo by FAO

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 28.4 cm SL
Clupea bentincki Norman, 1936

Photo by FAO
 
Clupea bentincki
[Araucanian herring]

Photo by Ueberschär, B.

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

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

 
Clupea manulensis
[]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 34 cm TL

 
Clupea pallasii marisalbi
[White Sea herring]

Photo by Fritzsche, R.A./J.W. Cavanagh

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

Photo by Fritzsche, R.A./J.W. Cavanagh
 
Clupea pallasii pallasii
[Pacific herring]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 31.5 cm TL

 
Clupea pallasii suworowi
[Chosa herring]

Photo by Baird, I.G.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Clupeichthys bleekeri
[Kapuas river sprat]

Photo by Warren, T.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Clupeichthys perakensis
[Perak river sprat]

Photo by WWF / Vidthayanon, C.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Clupeoides hypselosoma
[Kalimantan river sprat]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Clupeoides papuensis
[Papuan river sprat]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Clupeoides venulosus
[West Irian river sprat]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Clupeonella abrau
[Abrau sprat]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Clupeonella caspia
[Caspian tyulka]

Photo by Otel, V.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Clupeonella engrauliformis
[Anchovy sprat]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Clupeonella grimmi
[Southern Caspian sprat]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Clupeonella muhlisi
[]

Photo by Naseka, A.M.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Congothrissa gossei
[Smoothbelly pellonuline]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Corica laciniata
[Bangkok river sprat]

Photo by FAO

Asia
Max. Length 4.1 cm SL
Corica soborna Hamilton, 1822

Photo by FAO
 
Corica soborna
[Ganges river sprat]

Photo by FAO

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

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

Photo by Dubosc, J.

North America
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Dorosoma anale Meek, 1904

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

Photo by Perusquía, E.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Dorosoma chavesi
[Nicaragua gizzard shad]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

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

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

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Ehirava fluviatilis
[Malabar sprat]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Escualosa elongata
[Slender white sardine]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Durand, J.-D.

Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Ethmalosa fimbriata (Bowdich, 1825)

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

Photo by Béarez, P.

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

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

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Gilchristella aestuaria (Gilchrist, 1913)

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Gonialosa manmina
[Ganges river gizzard shad]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Gonialosa modesta
[Burmese river gizzard shad]

Photo by FAO

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

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

Photo by Hasan, M.E.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Gudusia variegata
[Burmese river shad]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

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

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

Photo by Wirtz, P.

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

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

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

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

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

Photo by Allen, G.R.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Herklotsichthys blackburni
[Blackburn's herring]

Photo by Yau, B.

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

Photo by Yau, B.
 
Herklotsichthys castelnaui
[Castelnau's herring]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13 cm SL

 
Herklotsichthys collettei
[Collette's herring]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Herklotsichthys dispilonotus
[Blacksaddle herring]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Herklotsichthys gotoi
[Goto's herring]

Photo by CSIRO

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

Photo by CSIRO
 
Herklotsichthys koningsbergeri
[Koningsberger's herring]

Photo by CSIRO

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

Photo by CSIRO
 
Herklotsichthys lippa
[Australian spotted herring]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Herklotsichthys lossei
[Gulf herring]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm NG

 
Herklotsichthys ovalis
[]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Herklotsichthys punctatus
[Spotback herring]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Herklotsichthys spilurus
[Reunion herring]

Photo by Khan, M.M.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Hyperlophus translucidus
[Transparent sandy sprat]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Hyperlophus vittatus
[Sandy sprat]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Jenkinsia stolifera
[Florida round herring]

Photo by Liu, J.

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

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

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Laeviscutella dekimpei Poll, Whitehead & Hopson, 1965

Photo by FAO
 
Laeviscutella dekimpei
[Roundbelly pellonuline]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Lile gracilis
[Graceful piquitinga]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 9.1 cm SL

 
Lile nigrofasciata
[Blackstripe herring]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Lile piquitinga
[Atlantic piquitinga]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

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

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

Photo by Mohamed, A.D.

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

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

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Microthrissa congica (Regan, 1917)

Photo by FAO
 
Microthrissa congica
[Bigscale pellonuline]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Microthrissa minuta
[Dungu sprat]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Microthrissa moeruensis (Poll, 1948)

Photo by FAO
 
Microthrissa moeruensis
[Lake Mweru sprat]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Microthrissa royauxi
[Royal sprat]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Microthrissa whiteheadi
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 2.3 cm SL

 
Minyclupeoides dentibranchialus
[]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Nannothrissa parva
[Lake Tumba dwarf sprat]

Photo by FAO

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Nematalosa arabica
[Arabian gizzard shad]

Photo by Krumme, U.

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

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

Photo by Aland, G.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Nematalosa flyensis
[Fly river gizzard shad]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Nematalosa galatheae
[Galathea gizzard shad]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Nematalosa nasus (Bloch, 1795)

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Nematalosa papuensis
[Strickland river gizzard shad]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Nematalosa persara
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.6 cm SL
Nematalosa resticularia Nelson & McCarthy, 1995

Photo by FAO
 
Nematalosa resticularia
[]

Photo by Good, P.

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

Photo by Good, P.
 
Nematalosa vlaminghi
[Western Australian gizzard shad]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Odaxothrissa ansorgii
[Ansorge fangtooth pellonuline]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Odaxothrissa losera
[Losera fangtooth pellonuline]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Odaxothrissa mento
[Nigerian fangtooth pellonuline]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Opisthonema berlangai
[Galapagos thread herring]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Opisthonema bulleri
[Slender thread herring]

Photo by Cotto Sánchez, A.J.

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

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

Photo by Béarez, P.

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

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

Photo by Duarte, L.O.

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

Photo by Duarte, L.O.
 
Opisthonema oglinum
[Atlantic thread herring]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Pellonula leonensis Boulenger, 1916

Photo by FAO
 
Pellonula leonensis
[Smalltoothed pellonula]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Pellonula vorax
[Bigtoothed pellonula]

Photo by FAO

South America
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL
Platanichthys platana (Regan, 1917)

Photo by FAO
 
Platanichthys platana
[River Plate sprat]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Potamalosa richmondia
[Australian freshwater herring]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Potamothrissa acutirostris
[Sharpnosed sawtooth pellonuline]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Potamothrissa obtusirostris
[Bluntnosed sawtooth pellonuline]

Photo by FAO

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Ramnogaster arcuata
[Jenyns's sprat]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Ramnogaster melanostoma
[Uruguay river sprat]

Photo by Krumme, U.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Rhinosardinia bahiensis
[Bahia sprat]

Photo by De Sanctis, A.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Sardinella atricauda
[Bleeker's blacktip sardinella]

Photo by Luyben, J.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Sardinella aurita Valenciennes, 1847

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

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

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

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

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Sardinella brasiliensis (Steindachner, 1879)

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Sardinella fijiense
[Fiji sardinella]

Photo by Devarapalli, P.

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

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

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Sardinella gibbosa (Bleeker, 1849)

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

Photo by Shao, K.T.

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

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

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Sardinella jussieu (Lacepède, 1803)

Photo by FAO
 
Sardinella jussieu
[Mauritian sardinella]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 37.3 cm FL
Sardinella maderensis (Lowe, 1838)

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Sardinella marquesensis
[Marquesan sardinella]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 15.2 cm SL
Sardinella melanura (Cuvier, 1829)

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Sardinella neglecta
[East African sardinella]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Sardinella richardsoni
[Richardson's sardinella]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Sardinella sindensis
[Sind sardinella]

Photo by Reyes, R.B.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Sardinella zunasi
[Japanese sardinella]

Photo by SeaFIC

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

Photo by SeaFIC
 
Sardinops sagax
[South American pilchard]

Photo by Loiselle, P.V.

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

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

Photo by Loiselle, P.V.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Sierrathrissa leonensis
[West African pygmy herring]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

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

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

Photo by Krumme, U.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Spratelloides lewisi
[Lewis' round herring]

Photo by FAO

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

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

Photo by SeaFIC

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

Photo by SeaFIC
 
Sprattus antipodum
[New Zealand blueback sprat]

Photo by INIDEP

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

Photo by INIDEP
 
Sprattus fuegensis
[Falkland sprat]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Sprattus muelleri
[New Zealand sprat]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Sprattus novaehollandiae
[Australian sprat]

Photo by Svensen, E.

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

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

Photo by Moeremans, L.

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

Photo by Moeremans, L.
 
Stolothrissa tanganicae
[Lake Tanganyika sprat]
No picture found
Asia

 
Sundasalanx malleti
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Sundasalanx megalops
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 2.8 cm SL

 
Sundasalanx mekongensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 3 cm SL

 
Sundasalanx mesops
[]

Photo by Roberts, T.R.

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

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

 
Sundasalanx platyrhynchus
[]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Sundasalanx praecox
[Dwarf noodlefish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Tenualosa macrura
[Longtail shad]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Tenualosa reevesii
[Reeves shad]

Photo by Roberts, T.R.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Thrattidion noctivagus
[Sanaga pygmy herring]
198 Species of Family Clupeidae
(Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1814 Alosa aestivalis Blueback shad Western Atlantic 40 SL
1786 Alosa agone Agone Europe and Mediterranean. 39 TL
1896 Alosa alabamae Alabama shad Western Central Atlantic 51 SL
1916 Alosa algeriensis North African shad Africa 43 SL
1758 Alosa alosa Allis shad Eastern Atlantic 83 TL
1904 Alosa braschnikowi Caspian marine shad Former USSR and Asia 50 SL
1838 Alosa caspia caspia Caspian shad Eurasia 32 TL
1927 Alosa caspia knipowitschi Enzeli shad Asia 29.6 TL
1927 Alosa caspia persica Astrabad shad Asia 24 TL
1820 Alosa chrysochloris Skipjack shad Western Central Atlantic 50 SL
1907 Alosa curensis Kura shad Europe and Asia 19 TL
1803 Alosa fallax Twaite shad Northeast Atlantic 60 SL
1835 Alosa immaculata Pontic shad Eurasia 39 SL
1887 Alosa kessleri Caspian anadromous shad Europe 52 SL
1916 Alosa killarnensis Killarney shad Europe 20 SL
1921 Alosa macedonica Macedonia shad Europe 35.1 FL
1901 Alosa maeotica Black sea shad Eurasia 31 SL
1814 Alosa mediocris Hickory shad Western Atlantic 60 SL
1811 Alosa pseudoharengus Alewife North America 40 SL
1811 Alosa sapidissima American shad North America 76 TL
1887 Alosa saposchnikowii Saposhnikovi shad Former USSR and Asia 35 SL
1913 Alosa sphaerocephala Agrakhan shad Former USSR and Asia 25 SL
1913 Alosa suworowi Europe 26.8 TL
1901 Alosa tanaica Black Sea shad Eurasia 20 TL
1986 Alosa vistonica Thracian shad Europe 17 SL
1913 Alosa volgensis Volga shad Europe 35 SL
1849 Amblygaster clupeoides Bleeker smoothbelly sardinella Indo-West Pacific 21 SL
1847 Amblygaster leiogaster Smoothbelly sardinella Indo-West Pacific 23 SL
1792 Amblygaster sirm Spotted sardinella Indo-West Pacific 27 SL
1822 Anodontostoma chacunda Chacunda gizzard shad Indo-West Pacific 22 SL
1852 Anodontostoma selangkat Indonesian gizzard shad Indo-Pacific 18 SL
1983 Anodontostoma thailandiae Thai gizzard shad Indo-Pacific 18 SL
1829 Brevoortia aurea Brazilian menhaden Southwest Atlantic 26 SL
1948 Brevoortia gunteri Finescale menhaden Western Central Atlantic 30 SL
1878 Brevoortia patronus Gulf menhaden Western Central Atlantic 35 SL
1842 Brevoortia pectinata Argentine menhaden Southwest Atlantic 35 SL
1941 Brevoortia smithi Yellowfin menhaden Western Central Atlantic 33 SL
1802 Brevoortia tyrannus Atlantic menhaden Western Atlantic 50 TL
1758 Clupanodon thrissa Chinese gizzard shad Northwest Pacific 26 SL
1936 Clupea bentincki Araucanian herring Southeast Pacific 28.4 SL
1758 Clupea harengus Atlantic herring North Atlantic 45 SL
1822 Clupea manulensis Asia
1923 Clupea pallasii marisalbi White Sea herring Northeast Atlantic 34 TL
1847 Clupea pallasii pallasii Pacific herring Arctic 46 TL
1927 Clupea pallasii suworowi Chosa herring Northeast Atlantic 31.5 TL
1983 Clupeichthys aesarnensis Thai river sprat Asia 7 SL
1936 Clupeichthys bleekeri Kapuas river sprat Asia 6 SL
1855 Clupeichthys goniognathus Sumatran river sprat Asia 9 SL
1936 Clupeichthys perakensis Perak river sprat Asia 4 SL
1851 Clupeoides borneensis Borneo river sprat Asia 8 SL
1866 Clupeoides hypselosoma Kalimantan river sprat Asia 4.2 SL
1886 Clupeoides papuensis Papuan river sprat Asia and Oceania 8 SL
1912 Clupeoides venulosus West Irian river sprat Asia and Oceania 9 SL
1930 Clupeonella abrau Abrau sprat Europe 9.5 SL
1941 Clupeonella caspia Caspian tyulka Europe 12 SL
1840 Clupeonella cultriventris Black and Caspian Sea sprat Eurasia 14.5 TL
1904 Clupeonella engrauliformis Anchovy sprat Former USSR and Asia 16.5 SL
1877 Clupeonella grimmi Southern Caspian sprat Former USSR and Asia 14.5 SL
1934 Clupeonella muhlisi Asia 8 TL
1896 Clupeonella tscharchalensis Freshwater tyulka Europe 10 SL
1964 Congothrissa gossei Smoothbelly pellonuline Africa 3.5 SL
1935 Corica laciniata Bangkok river sprat Asia 7 SL
1822 Corica soborna Ganges river sprat Asia 4.1 SL
1873 Dayella malabarica Day's round herring Asia 6 SL
1904 Dorosoma anale Mexican river gizzard shad North America 20 SL
1818 Dorosoma cepedianum American gizzard shad Northwest Atlantic 57 FL
1907 Dorosoma chavesi Nicaragua gizzard shad Central America 18 SL
1867 Dorosoma petenense Threadfin shad North and Central America 33 TL
1941 Dorosoma smithi Pacific gizzard shad North America 14 SL
1929 Ehirava fluviatilis Malabar sprat Asia 5 SL
1983 Escualosa elongata Slender white sardine Western Pacific 6.7 SL
1847 Escualosa thoracata White sardine Indo-West Pacific 10 SL
1825 Ethmalosa fimbriata Bonga shad Eastern Central Atlantic 45 TL
1847 Ethmidium maculatum Pacific menhaden Southwest Pacific 26 SL
1913 Gilchristella aestuaria Gilchrist's round herring Africa 10 SL
1822 Gonialosa manmina Ganges river gizzard shad Asia 14.1 TL
1870 Gonialosa modesta Burmese river gizzard shad Asia 10 SL
1983 Gonialosa whiteheadi Southern Burmese river gizzard shad Asia 6.8 SL
1822 Gudusia chapra Indian river shad Asia 20 TL
1870 Gudusia variegata Burmese river shad Asia 16 SL
1829 Harengula clupeola False herring Western Atlantic 18 TL
1829 Harengula humeralis Redear herring Western Atlantic 22 TL
1865 Harengula jaguana Scaled herring Western Atlantic 21.2 TL
1882 Harengula thrissina Pacific flatiron herring Eastern Pacific 18.4 TL
1948 Herklotsichthys blackburni Blackburn's herring Eastern Indian Ocean 10.5 SL
1897 Herklotsichthys castelnaui Castelnau's herring Southwest Pacific 20 SL
1987 Herklotsichthys collettei Collette's herring Eastern Indian Ocean 13 SL
1852 Herklotsichthys dispilonotus Blacksaddle herring Western Central Pacific 8.5 SL
1983 Herklotsichthys gotoi Goto's herring Western Central Pacific 9 SL
1912 Herklotsichthys koningsbergeri Koningsberger's herring Eastern Indian Ocean 13 SL
1931 Herklotsichthys lippa Australian spotted herring Indo-Pacific 16 SL
1983 Herklotsichthys lossei Gulf herring Western Indian Ocean 8 SL
1830 Herklotsichthys ovalis Western Pacific 10 NG
1837 Herklotsichthys punctatus Spotback herring Western Indian Ocean 8.5 SL
1837 Herklotsichthys quadrimaculatus Bluestripe herring Indo-Pacific 25 SL
1863 Herklotsichthys spilurus Reunion herring Western Indian Ocean 8.5 SL
1829 Hilsa kelee Kelee shad Indo-West Pacific 35 TL
1917 Hyperlophus translucidus Transparent sandy sprat Southwest Pacific 6 SL
1875 Hyperlophus vittatus Sandy sprat Western Pacific 10 SL
1851 Jenkinsia lamprotaenia Dwarf round herring Western Central Atlantic 7.5 TL
1963 Jenkinsia majua Little-eye round herring Western Central Atlantic 5.5 SL
1978 Jenkinsia parvula Short-striped round herring Western Central Atlantic 5.5 SL
1884 Jenkinsia stolifera Florida round herring Western Central Atlantic 4 SL
1846 Konosirus punctatus Dotted gizzard shad Indo-West Pacific 32 TL
1965 Laeviscutella dekimpei Roundbelly pellonuline Africa 4 SL
1990 Lile gracilis Graceful piquitinga Eastern Central Pacific 8 SL
2002 Lile nigrofasciata Blackstripe herring Eastern Central Pacific 9.1 SL
1903 Lile piquitinga Atlantic piquitinga Western Atlantic 15 SL
1882 Lile stolifera Striped herring Eastern Pacific 13 SL
1906 Limnothrissa miodon Lake Tanganyika sardine Africa 17 SL
1917 Microthrissa congica Bigscale pellonuline Africa 6 SL
1974 Microthrissa minuta Dungu sprat Africa 3.5 SL
1948 Microthrissa moeruensis Lake Mweru sprat Africa 3.5 SL
1902 Microthrissa royauxi Royal sprat Africa 9.9 TL
1988 Microthrissa whiteheadi Africa 5.7 SL
2008 Minyclupeoides dentibranchialus Asia 2.3 SL
1917 Nannothrissa parva Lake Tumba dwarf sprat Africa 4.2 SL
1976 Nannothrissa stewarti Mai-ndombe dwarf sprat Africa 2.3 SL
1917 Nematalosa arabica Arabian gizzard shad Western Indian Ocean 16.5 SL
1846 Nematalosa come Western Pacific gizzard shad Western Pacific 21 SL
1868 Nematalosa erebi Australian river gizzard shad Oceania and Asia 48 SL
1983 Nematalosa flyensis Fly river gizzard shad Oceania 22.2 SL
1973 Nematalosa galatheae Galathea gizzard shad Indo-West Pacific 16.3 SL
1917 Nematalosa japonica Japanese gizzard shad Western Pacific 19 SL
1795 Nematalosa nasus Bloch's gizzard shad Indo-West Pacific 22 TL
1964 Nematalosa papuensis Strickland river gizzard shad Oceania 21 SL
1995 Nematalosa persara Western Indian Ocean 15.2 SL
1995 Nematalosa resticularia Western Indian Ocean 11.6 SL
1956 Nematalosa vlaminghi Western Australian gizzard shad Eastern Indian Ocean 36 SL
1910 Odaxothrissa ansorgii Ansorge fangtooth pellonuline Africa 13 SL
1899 Odaxothrissa losera Losera fangtooth pellonuline Africa 13 SL
1917 Odaxothrissa mento Nigerian fangtooth pellonuline Africa 13 SL
1963 Opisthonema berlangai Galapagos thread herring Southeast Pacific 26 SL
1904 Opisthonema bulleri Slender thread herring Eastern Pacific 20 TL
1867 Opisthonema libertate Pacific thread herring Eastern Pacific 30 TL
1963 Opisthonema medirastre Middling thread herring Eastern Pacific 30 TL
1818 Opisthonema oglinum Atlantic thread herring Western Atlantic 38 TL
1916 Pellonula leonensis Smalltoothed pellonula Africa 10 TL
1868 Pellonula vorax Bigtoothed pellonula Africa 12 SL
1917 Platanichthys platana River Plate sprat South America 6.7 SL
1879 Potamalosa richmondia Australian freshwater herring Oceania 32 SL
1899 Potamothrissa acutirostris Sharpnosed sawtooth pellonuline Africa 7 SL
1909 Potamothrissa obtusirostris Bluntnosed sawtooth pellonuline Africa 6 SL
1974 Potamothrissa whiteheadi Whitehead's sawtooth pellonuline Africa 4.7 SL
1842 Ramnogaster arcuata Jenyns's sprat Southwest Atlantic 9 SL
1907 Ramnogaster melanostoma Uruguay river sprat South America 10 SL
1879 Rhinosardinia amazonica Amazon spinejaw sprat South America 8 SL
1879 Rhinosardinia bahiensis Bahia sprat South America 8 SL
1792 Sardina pilchardus European pilchard Northeast Atlantic 27.5 SL
1847 Sardinella albella White sardinella Indo-West Pacific 14 SL
1868 Sardinella atricauda Bleeker's blacktip sardinella Western Pacific 12.6 SL
1847 Sardinella aurita Round sardinella Eastern Atlantic 31 TL
1852 Sardinella brachysoma Deepbody sardinella Indo-West Pacific 13 SL
1879 Sardinella brasiliensis Brazilian sardinella Western Atlantic 25 SL
1923 Sardinella fijiense Fiji sardinella Western Pacific 11.5 SL
1847 Sardinella fimbriata Fringescale sardinella Indo-West Pacific 13 SL
1849 Sardinella gibbosa Goldstripe sardinella Indo-West Pacific 17 SL
1958 Sardinella hualiensis Taiwan sardinella Western Pacific 12.5 SL
1803 Sardinella jussieu Mauritian sardinella Western Indian Ocean 12 SL
1853 Sardinella lemuru Bali sardinella Eastern Indian Ocean 23 SL
1847 Sardinella longiceps Indian oil sardine Indian Ocean 23 SL
1838 Sardinella maderensis Madeiran sardinella Eastern Atlantic 37.3 FL
1968 Sardinella marquesensis Marquesan sardinella Eastern Pacific 16 SL
1829 Sardinella melanura Blacktip sardinella Indo-West Pacific 15.2 SL
1983 Sardinella neglecta East African sardinella Western Indian Ocean 13 SL
1983 Sardinella richardsoni Richardson's sardinella Northwest Pacific 12 SL
1953 Sardinella rouxi Yellowtail sardinella Eastern Atlantic 16 SL
1878 Sardinella sindensis Sind sardinella Western Indian Ocean 17 SL
1927 Sardinella tawilis Freshwater sardinella Asia 15.2 TL
1854 Sardinella zunasi Japanese sardinella Western Pacific 18 TL
1842 Sardinops sagax South American pilchard Indo-Pacific 39.5 SL
1883 Sauvagella madagascariensis Madagascar round herring Africa 49.7 SL
2002 Sauvagella robusta Africa 4.7 SL
1969 Sierrathrissa leonensis West African pygmy herring Africa 3 SL
1832 Spratelloides delicatulus Delicate round herring Indo-Pacific 7 SL
1846 Spratelloides gracilis Silver-stripe round herring Indo-Pacific 10.5 SL
1983 Spratelloides lewisi Lewis' round herring Western Central Pacific 6 SL
1897 Spratelloides robustus Fringe-scale round herring Eastern Indian Ocean 12 SL
1940 Spratellomorpha bianalis Two-finned round herring Western Indian Ocean 4.5 SL
1872 Sprattus antipodum New Zealand blueback sprat Southwest Pacific 12 SL
1842 Sprattus fuegensis Falkland sprat Southwest Atlantic 18 SL
1879 Sprattus muelleri New Zealand sprat Southwest Pacific 13 SL
1847 Sprattus novaehollandiae Australian sprat Southwest Pacific 14 SL
1758 Sprattus sprattus European sprat Northeast Atlantic 16 SL
1917 Stolothrissa tanganicae Lake Tanganyika sprat Africa 10 SL
1997 Sundasalanx malleti Asia
1997 Sundasalanx megalops Asia
1999 Sundasalanx mekongensis Asia 2.8 SL
1997 Sundasalanx mesops Asia 3 SL
1981 Sundasalanx microps Asia 2.3 TL
1997 Sundasalanx platyrhynchus Asia
1981 Sundasalanx praecox Dwarf noodlefish Asia 2.3 SL
1822 Tenualosa ilisha Hilsa shad Indian Ocean 60 SL
1852 Tenualosa macrura Longtail shad Western Central Pacific 52 SL
1846 Tenualosa reevesii Reeves shad Northwest Pacific 61.6 TL
1940 Tenualosa thibaudeaui Laotian shad Asia 30 SL
1847 Tenualosa toli Toli shad Indo-West Pacific 60 TL
1972 Thrattidion noctivagus Sanaga pygmy herring Africa 2.1 SL



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Identification by morphometrics
Identification by pictures:
          If you already know the Family, go to Search FishBase, select Family and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in FishBase for the family.

          If you already know the Country, go to
Search FishBase, select Country and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in FishBase for the country.

          If you already know the Ecosystem, go to
Search FishBase, select Ecosystem and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in FishBase for the ecosystem.
cfm script by eagbayani, 30.11.04, ,  php script by cmilitante, 05/11/2010 ,  last modified by cmilitante, 14/03/2013