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

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Africa
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Microthrissa congica (Regan, 1917)

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Microthrissa congica
[Bigscale pellonuline]



Africa
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Microthrissa minuta Poll, 1974

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Microthrissa minuta
[Dungu sprat]



Africa
Max. Length 4.1 cm SL
Microthrissa moeruensis (Poll, 1948)

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Microthrissa moeruensis
[Lake Mweru sprat]



Africa
Max. Length 9.9 cm TL
Microthrissa royauxi Boulenger, 1902

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Microthrissa royauxi
[Royal sprat]
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Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Microthrissa whiteheadi
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Microthrissa congica Bigscale pellonuline Africa 7 SL 1917
Microthrissa minuta Dungu sprat Africa 3.5 SL 1974
Microthrissa moeruensis Lake Mweru sprat Africa 4.1 SL 1948
Microthrissa royauxi Royal sprat Africa 9.9 TL 1902
Microthrissa whiteheadi Africa 5.7 SL 1988



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