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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Clupeidae Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens
Subfamily: Clupeinae
Genus: Ramnogaster

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Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Ramnogaster arcuata (Jenyns, 1842)

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Ramnogaster arcuata
[Jenyns's sprat]



South America
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Ramnogaster melanostoma (Eigenmann, 1907)

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Ramnogaster melanostoma
[Uruguay river sprat]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ramnogaster arcuata Jenyns's sprat Southwest Atlantic 9 SL 1842
Ramnogaster melanostoma Uruguay river sprat South America 10 SL 1907



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