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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Pristigasteridae Pristigasterids

Genus: Neoopisthopterus

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Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Neoopisthopterus cubanus Hildebrand, 1948

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Neoopisthopterus cubanus
[Cuban longfin herring]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 11.5 cm TL
Neoopisthopterus tropicus (Hildebrand, 1946)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Neoopisthopterus tropicus
[Tropical longfin herring]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Neoopisthopterus cubanus Cuban longfin herring Western Central Atlantic 15 TL 1948
Neoopisthopterus tropicus Tropical longfin herring Eastern Central Pacific 11.5 TL 1946



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