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

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Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Lile gracilis Castro-Aguirre & Vivero, 1990

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Lile gracilis
[Graceful piquitinga]
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Max. Length 9.1 cm SL

 
Lile nigrofasciata
[Blackstripe herring]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Lile piquitinga (Schreiner & Miranda Ribeiro, 1903)

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Lile piquitinga
[Atlantic piquitinga]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Lile stolifera (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

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Lile stolifera
[Striped herring]



4 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Lile gracilis Graceful piquitinga Eastern Central Pacific 8 SL 1990
Lile nigrofasciata Blackstripe herring Eastern Central Pacific 9.1 SL 2002
Lile piquitinga Atlantic piquitinga Western Atlantic 15 SL 1903
Lile stolifera Striped herring Eastern Pacific 13 SL 1882



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