Clupeiformes is the order of ray-finned fish that includes the herring family Clupeidae, and the anchovy family Engraulidae. The group includes many of the most important forage and food fish.
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Clupeiformes are slightly slender in appearance. Some of them are deep-bodied, like the genus Pellona. While most of the Clupeiformes live in oceans, others are native to freshwater lakes.