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Atlantic herring, Clupea harengus

Clupeiformes is an 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. They are physostomes.

Description[change | change source]

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.

Classification[change | change source]

The order includes about 405 species in 11 families:

Species[change | change source]

Atlantic herring[change | change source]

Main article: Atlantic herring

Dorab wolf-herring

The Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus) is a herring in the family Clupeidae.

Denticle herring[change | change source]

Main article: Denticle herring

The denticle herring (Denticeps clupeoides) is a small species of ray-finned fish found only in the rivers of Benin, Nigeria, and western Cameroon.

Rainbow sardine[change | change source]

Main article: Rainbow sardine

The rainbow sardine (Dussumieria acuta), also known as common sprat, is a species of round herring important to aquaculture.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nelson, Gareth (1998). Paxton, J.R.; Eschmeyer, W.N. (eds.). Encyclopedia of Fishes. San Diego: Academic Press. pp. 91–95. ISBN 0-12-547665-5.
  2. Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 363: 1–560. Archived from the original on 2009-02-20. Retrieved 2011-05-17.
This is a denticle herring.

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