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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Pristigasteridae Pristigasterids

Genus: Opisthopterus

(See list of species below)



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6 species (see list below)

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Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Opisthopterus dovii (Günther, 1868)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Opisthopterus dovii
[Dove's longfin herring]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20.5 cm SL
Opisthopterus effulgens (Regan, 1903)

Photo by FAO
 
Opisthopterus effulgens
[Vaqueira longfin herring]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 14.6 cm SL
Opisthopterus equatorialis Hildebrand, 1946

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Opisthopterus equatorialis
[Equatorial longfin herring]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Opisthopterus macrops (Günther, 1867)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Opisthopterus macrops
[Bigeyed longfin herring]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Opisthopterus tardoore (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Opisthopterus tardoore
[Tardoore]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Opisthopterus valenciennesi Bleeker, 1872

Photo by FAO
 
Opisthopterus valenciennesi
[Slender tardoor]
6 Species of Family Pristigasteridae with Genus Opisthopterus
(Pristigasterids)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1868 Opisthopterus dovii Dove's longfin herring Eastern Pacific 20 TL
1903 Opisthopterus effulgens Vaqueira longfin herring Eastern Pacific 20.5 SL
1946 Opisthopterus equatorialis Equatorial longfin herring Eastern Pacific 14.6 SL
1867 Opisthopterus macrops Bigeyed longfin herring Eastern Central Pacific 18 TL
1829 Opisthopterus tardoore Tardoore Indo-West Pacific 20 SL
1872 Opisthopterus valenciennesi Slender tardoor Indo-West Pacific 20 SL



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