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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Clupeidae Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens
Subfamily: Clupeinae
Genus: Clupea

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

Photo by Photo by Ueberschär, B.
 
Clupea harengus
[Atlantic herring]
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Clupea manulensis
[]
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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]
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Max. Length 31.5 cm TL

 
Clupea pallasii suworowi
[Chosa herring]



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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 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



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