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

Clupeidae is a family of teleost fish. It includes the herrings, shads, sardines, hilsa and menhadens. The family includes some of the most important food fishes in the world.