SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) AND ((Species.Subfamily) = 'Clupeinae') ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Subfamily: Clupeinae

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Photo by Ueberschär, B.

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

Photo by Ueberschär, B.
Clupea harengus
[Atlantic herring]
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Clupea manulensis
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Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 34 cm TL

Clupea pallasii marisalbi
[White Sea herring]

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

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 Béarez, P.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
Hyperlophus translucidus
[Glassy sprat]

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

Photo by FAO
Hyperlophus vittatus
[Sandy sprat]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
Potamalosa richmondia
[Freshwater herring]

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 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)

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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)

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Sprattus novaehollandiae
[Australian sprat]

Photo by Svensen, R.

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

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

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

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Strangomera bentincki
[Araucanian 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
Ethmidium maculatum Pacific menhaden Southwest Pacific 26 SL 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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