Clupeidae

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Clupeidae
Atlantic herring, Clupea harengus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Clupeidae
Subfamilies

Dussumieriinae
Clupeinae
Alosinae
Pellonulinae
Dorosomatinae See text for genera

Clupeidae is the family of the herrings, shads, sardines, hilsa and menhadens. It includes many of the most important food fishes in the world.