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

(See list of species below)



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5 species (see list below)

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Photo by SeaFIC

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Sprattus antipodum (Hector, 1872)

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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)

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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, E.

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

Photo by Svensen, E.
 
Sprattus sprattus
[European sprat]
5 Species of Family Clupeidae with Genus Sprattus
(Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1872 Sprattus antipodum New Zealand blueback sprat Southwest Pacific 12 SL
1842 Sprattus fuegensis Falkland sprat Southwest Atlantic 18 SL
1879 Sprattus muelleri New Zealand sprat Southwest Pacific 13 SL
1847 Sprattus novaehollandiae Australian sprat Southwest Pacific 14 SL
1758 Sprattus sprattus European sprat Northeast Atlantic 16 SL



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