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

(See list of species below)



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6 species (see list below)

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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]
6 Species of Family Clupeidae with Genus Clupea
(Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
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



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