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

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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Sardinella albella (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sardinella albella
[White sardinella]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 12.6 cm SL
Sardinella atricauda (Günther, 1868)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Sardinella atricauda
[Bleeker's blacktip sardinella]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Sardinella aurita Valenciennes, 1847

Photo by Photo by Luyben, J.
 
Sardinella aurita
[Round sardinella]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Sardinella brachysoma Bleeker, 1852

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Sardinella brachysoma
[Deepbody sardinella]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Sardinella brasiliensis (Steindachner, 1879)

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Sardinella brasiliensis
[Brazilian sardinella]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL
Sardinella fijiense (Fowler & Bean, 1923)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Sardinella fijiense
[Fiji sardinella]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Sardinella fimbriata (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Sardinella fimbriata
[Fringescale sardinella]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 29.6 cm TL
Sardinella gibbosa (Bleeker, 1849)

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Sardinella gibbosa
[Goldstripe sardinella]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 12.5 cm SL
Sardinella hualiensis (Chu & Tsai, 1958)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Sardinella hualiensis
[Taiwan sardinella]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16.5 cm SL
Sardinella jussieu (Lacepède, 1803)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Sardinella jussieu
[Mauritian sardinella]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Sardinella lemuru Bleeker, 1853

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Sardinella lemuru
[Bali sardinella]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Sardinella longiceps Valenciennes, 1847

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sardinella longiceps
[Indian oil sardine]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Sardinella maderensis (Lowe, 1838)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Sardinella maderensis
[Madeiran sardinella]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Sardinella marquesensis Berry & Whitehead, 1968

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Sardinella marquesensis
[Marquesan sardinella]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20.3 cm SL
Sardinella melanura (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sardinella melanura
[Blacktip sardinella]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Sardinella neglecta Wongratana, 1983

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Sardinella neglecta
[East African sardinella]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.5 cm SL

 
Sardinella pacifica
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Sardinella richardsoni Wongratana, 1983

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Sardinella richardsoni
[Richardson's sardinella]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Sardinella rouxi (Poll, 1953)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Sardinella rouxi
[Yellowtail sardinella]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Sardinella sindensis (Day, 1878)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Sardinella sindensis
[Sind sardinella]



Asia
Max. Length 15.2 cm TL
Sardinella tawilis (Herre, 1927)

Photo by Photo by Reyes, R.B.
 
Sardinella tawilis
[Freshwater sardinella]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Sardinella zunasi (Bleeker, 1854)

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Sardinella zunasi
[Japanese sardinella]



22 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Sardinella albella White sardinella Indo-West Pacific 14 SL 1847
Sardinella atricauda Bleeker's blacktip sardinella Western Pacific 12.6 SL 1868
Sardinella aurita Round sardinella Atlantic Ocean 41 TL 1847
Sardinella brachysoma Deepbody sardinella Indo-West Pacific 13 SL 1852
Sardinella brasiliensis Brazilian sardinella Western Atlantic 27 TL 1879
Sardinella fijiense Fiji sardinella Western Pacific 11.5 SL 1923
Sardinella fimbriata Fringescale sardinella Indo-West Pacific 13 SL 1847
Sardinella gibbosa Goldstripe sardinella Indo-West Pacific 29.6 TL 1849
Sardinella hualiensis Taiwan sardinella Western Pacific 12.5 SL 1958
Sardinella jussieu Mauritian sardinella Western Indian Ocean 16.5 SL 1803
Sardinella lemuru Bali sardinella Eastern Indian Ocean 23 SL 1853
Sardinella longiceps Indian oil sardine Indian Ocean 23 SL 1847
Sardinella maderensis Madeiran sardinella Atlantic Ocean 30 SL 1838
Sardinella marquesensis Marquesan sardinella Eastern Pacific 16 SL 1968
Sardinella melanura Blacktip sardinella Indo-West Pacific 20.3 SL 1829
Sardinella neglecta East African sardinella Western Indian Ocean 13 SL 1983
Sardinella pacifica Western Pacific 10.5 SL 2019
Sardinella richardsoni Richardson's sardinella Northwest Pacific 12 SL 1983
Sardinella rouxi Yellowtail sardinella Atlantic Ocean 16 SL 1953
Sardinella sindensis Sind sardinella Western Indian Ocean 17 SL 1878
Sardinella tawilis Freshwater sardinella Asia 15.2 TL 1927
Sardinella zunasi Japanese sardinella Western Pacific 18 TL 1854



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