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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Pristigasteridae Pristigasterids

Genus: Opisthopterus

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Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Opisthopterus dovii (Günther, 1868)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Opisthopterus dovii
[Dove's longfin herring]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20.5 cm SL
Opisthopterus effulgens (Regan, 1903)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Opisthopterus effulgens
[Vaqueira longfin herring]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 14.6 cm SL
Opisthopterus equatorialis Hildebrand, 1946

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Opisthopterus equatorialis
[Equatorial longfin herring]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Opisthopterus macrops (Günther, 1867)

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Opisthopterus macrops
[Bigeyed longfin herring]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Opisthopterus tardoore (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Opisthopterus tardoore
[Tardoore]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Opisthopterus valenciennesi Bleeker, 1872

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Opisthopterus valenciennesi
[Slender tardoor]



6 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Opisthopterus dovii Dove's longfin herring Eastern Pacific 23 TL 1868
Opisthopterus effulgens Vaqueira longfin herring Eastern Pacific 20.5 SL 1903
Opisthopterus equatorialis Equatorial longfin herring Eastern Pacific 14.6 SL 1946
Opisthopterus macrops Bigeyed longfin herring Eastern Central Pacific 18 TL 1867
Opisthopterus tardoore Tardoore Indo-West Pacific 20 SL 1829
Opisthopterus valenciennesi Slender tardoor Indo-West Pacific 20 SL 1872



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