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

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16.5 cm SL
Nematalosa arabica Regan, 1917

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Nematalosa arabica
[Arabian gizzard shad]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Nematalosa come (Richardson, 1846)

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Nematalosa come
[Western Pacific gizzard shad]



Oceania and Asia
Max. Length 48 cm SL
Nematalosa erebi (Günther, 1868)

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Nematalosa erebi
[Australian river gizzard shad]



Oceania
Max. Length 22.2 cm SL
Nematalosa flyensis Wongratana, 1983

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Nematalosa flyensis
[Fly river gizzard shad]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 16.3 cm SL
Nematalosa galatheae Nelson & Rothman, 1973

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Nematalosa galatheae
[Galathea gizzard shad]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Nematalosa japonica Regan, 1917

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Nematalosa japonica
[Japanese gizzard shad]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25.5 cm TL
Nematalosa nasus (Bloch, 1795)

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Nematalosa nasus
[Bloch's gizzard shad]



Oceania
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Nematalosa papuensis (Munro, 1964)

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Nematalosa papuensis
[Strickland river gizzard shad]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15.2 cm SL
Nematalosa persara Nelson & McCarthy, 1995

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Nematalosa persara
[Persara gizzard shad]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Nematalosa resticularia Nelson & McCarthy, 1995

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Nematalosa resticularia
[Gulf gizzard shad]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 36 cm SL
Nematalosa vlaminghi (Munro, 1956)

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Nematalosa vlaminghi
[Perth herring]



11 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Nematalosa arabica Arabian gizzard shad Western Indian Ocean 16.5 SL 1917
Nematalosa come Western Pacific gizzard shad Western Pacific 21 SL 1846
Nematalosa erebi Australian river gizzard shad Oceania and Asia 48 SL 1868
Nematalosa flyensis Fly river gizzard shad Oceania 22.2 SL 1983
Nematalosa galatheae Galathea gizzard shad Indo-West Pacific 16.3 SL 1973
Nematalosa japonica Japanese gizzard shad Western Pacific 19 SL 1917
Nematalosa nasus Bloch's gizzard shad Indo-West Pacific 25.5 TL 1795
Nematalosa papuensis Strickland river gizzard shad Oceania 21 SL 1964
Nematalosa persara Persara gizzard shad Western Indian Ocean 15.2 SL 1995
Nematalosa resticularia Gulf gizzard shad Western Indian Ocean 17 TL 1995
Nematalosa vlaminghi Perth herring Eastern Indian Ocean 36 SL 1956



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