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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Clupeidae Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens
Subfamily: Dorosomatinae
Genus: Herklotsichthys

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Herklotsichthys blackburni Blackburn's herring Eastern Indian Ocean 10.5 SL 1948
Herklotsichthys castelnaui Castelnau's herring Southwest Pacific 20 SL 1897
Herklotsichthys collettei Collette's herring Eastern Indian Ocean 13 SL 1987
Herklotsichthys dispilonotus Blacksaddle herring Western Central Pacific 8.5 SL 1852
Herklotsichthys gotoi Goto's herring Western Central Pacific 9 SL 1983
Herklotsichthys koningsbergeri Koningsberger's herring Eastern Indian Ocean 13 SL 1912
Herklotsichthys lippa Australian spotted herring Indo-Pacific 16 SL 1931
Herklotsichthys lossei Gulf herring Western Indian Ocean 8 SL 1983
Herklotsichthys ovalis Western Pacific 10 NG 1830
Herklotsichthys punctatus Spotback herring Western Indian Ocean 8.5 SL 1837
Herklotsichthys quadrimaculatus Bluestripe herring Indo-Pacific 25 SL 1837
Herklotsichthys spilurus Reunion herring Western Indian Ocean 8.5 SL 1863



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