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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
Max. Length 42.6 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 50 cm SL
Alosa algeriensis Regan, 1916

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

Photo by Meyer, T.

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

Photo by Meyer, T.
 
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 (Eichwald, 1838)

Photo by FAO
 
Alosa caspia
[Caspian 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 32 cm TL
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 38.1 cm TL
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 24.6 cm TL
Alosa tanaica (Grimm, 1901)

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

Photo by MNHN

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

Photo by MNHN
 
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]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL

 
Amblygaster indiana
[]

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 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]

Photo by CAFS

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

Photo by CAFS
 
Clupanodon thrissa
[Chinese gizzard shad]

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 14.9 cm TL

 
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
[Marmara sprat]

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 5.3 cm TL
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 23.6 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.

Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 46 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 9 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 Win, T.

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

Photo by Win, T.
 
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
[Glassy 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 4.6 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 7 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 4.1 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 25.5 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
[Persara gizzard shad]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Nematalosa resticularia
[Gulf gizzard shad]

Photo by Good, P.

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

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

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 Charteris, M.

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

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

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 9.3 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 9.7 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
[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

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Potamothrissa whiteheadi
[Whitehead's sawtooth pellonuline]

Photo by FAO

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

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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 11 cm TL
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.

Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 36 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 27 cm TL
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 29.6 cm TL
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 16.5 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.

Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm SL
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 20.3 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.

Atlantic Ocean
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, from Red Se
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, R.

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

Photo by Svensen, R.
 
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]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Strangomera bentincki
[Araucanian herring]
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]



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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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