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Clupeiformes

(Order)

Overview

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Taxonomy

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The Order Clupeiformes is further organized into finer groupings including:

Families

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Chirocentridae

The wolf herrings are a family (Chirocentridae) of two marine species of ray-finned fish related to the herrings. [more]

Clupeidae

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

Denticipitidae

The denticle herring (Denticeps clupeoides) is a small (15 cm) species of ray-finned fish found only in the rivers of Benin, Nigeria and Cameroon, related to the herrings, but notable for its large anal fin and its array of denticle like scales under the head giving it almost a furry appearance. It is the sole living member of the family Denticipitidae. [more]

Engraulidae

Anchovies are a family (Engraulidae) of small, common salt-water forage fish. There are 144 species in 17 genera, found in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Anchovies are usually classified as an oily fish. [more]

Engraulididae

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Pristigasteridae

Pristigasteridae is a family of fish related to the herrings, and including the genera Ilisha and Pellona. The taxonomic classification of this family is in doubt. One common name for the taxon is longfin herring. [more]

Sundasalangidae

Sundasalanx, the Sundaland noodlefishes, is the only genus in the family Sundasalangidae which belongs to the same order as the herrings and their relatives. This family of extremely small fishes is restricted to freshwater environments of Southeast Asia with Indonesia being home to the majority of species. There are currently seven recognized species in this genus. [more]

More info about the Family Sundasalangidae may be found here.

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Last Revised: October 03, 2013
2013/10/03 16:37:23