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Subfamily: Clupeinae


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17 species (see list below)

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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 Béarez, P.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm SL
Ethmidium maculatum (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Ethmidium maculatum
[Pacific menhaden]

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 FAO

Oceania
Max. Length 32 cm SL
Potamalosa richmondia (Macleay, 1879)

Photo by FAO
 
Potamalosa richmondia
[Freshwater herring]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
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 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 FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Strangomera bentincki
[Araucanian herring]
17 Species of Family Clupeidae
(Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
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
1847 Ethmidium maculatum Pacific menhaden Southwest Pacific 26 SL
1917 Hyperlophus translucidus Glassy sprat Southwest Pacific 6 SL
1875 Hyperlophus vittatus Sandy sprat Western Pacific 10 SL
1879 Potamalosa richmondia Freshwater herring Oceania 32 SL
1842 Ramnogaster arcuata Jenyns's sprat Southwest Atlantic 9 SL
1907 Ramnogaster melanostoma Uruguay river sprat South America 10 SL
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
1936 Strangomera bentincki Araucanian herring Southeast Pacific 28.4 SL



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