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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Clupeidae Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens
Subfamily: Dorosomatinae
Genus: Potamothrissa

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3 species (see list below)

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Africa
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Potamothrissa acutirostris (Boulenger, 1899)

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Potamothrissa acutirostris
[Sharpnosed sawtooth pellonuline]

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Africa
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Potamothrissa obtusirostris (Boulenger, 1909)

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Potamothrissa obtusirostris
[Bluntnosed sawtooth pellonuline]

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Africa
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL
Potamothrissa whiteheadi Poll, 1974

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Potamothrissa whiteheadi
[Whitehead's sawtooth pellonuline]
3 Species of Family Clupeidae with Genus Potamothrissa
(Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1899 Potamothrissa acutirostris Sharpnosed sawtooth pellonuline Africa 7 SL
1909 Potamothrissa obtusirostris Bluntnosed sawtooth pellonuline Africa 6 SL
1974 Potamothrissa whiteheadi Whitehead's sawtooth pellonuline Africa 4.7 SL



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