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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Clupeidae Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens
Subfamily: Dorosomatinae
Genus: Odaxothrissa

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Africa
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Odaxothrissa ansorgii Boulenger, 1910

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Odaxothrissa ansorgii
[Ansorge's fangtooth pellonuline]



Africa
Max. Length 14.4 cm SL
Odaxothrissa losera Boulenger, 1899

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Odaxothrissa losera
[Losera fangtooth pellonuline]



Africa
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Odaxothrissa mento (Regan, 1917)

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Odaxothrissa mento
[Nigerian fangtooth pellonuline]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Odaxothrissa ansorgii Ansorge's fangtooth pellonuline Africa 13 SL 1910
Odaxothrissa losera Losera fangtooth pellonuline Africa 14.4 SL 1899
Odaxothrissa mento Nigerian fangtooth pellonuline Africa 14 SL 1917



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