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Family: Clupeidae Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens



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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Alosa aestivalis (Mitchill, 1814)

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Alosa aestivalis
[Blueback shad]



Europe
Max. Length 42.6 cm TL
Alosa agone (Scopoli, 1786)

Photo by Photo by Caramori, G.
 
Alosa agone
[Agone]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 51 cm SL
Alosa alabamae Jordan & Evermann, 1896

Photo by Photo by Smith, A.B.
 
Alosa alabamae
[Alabama shad]



Africa
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Alosa algeriensis Regan, 1916

Photo by Photo by Bacha, M.
 
Alosa algeriensis
[North African shad]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 83 cm TL
Alosa alosa (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Meyer, T.
 
Alosa alosa
[Allis shad]



Former USSR and Asia
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Alosa braschnikowi (Borodin, 1904)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Alosa braschnikowi
[Caspian marine shad]



Eurasia
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Alosa caspia (Eichwald, 1838)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Alosa caspia
[Caspian shad]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Alosa chrysochloris (Rafinesque, 1820)

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Alosa chrysochloris
[Skipjack shad]
No picture found

Max. Length 19 cm TL

 
Alosa curensis
[Kura shad]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Alosa fallax (Lacepède, 1803)

Photo by Photo by Stergiou, K.I.
 
Alosa fallax
[Twaite shad]



Eurasia
Max. Length 39 cm SL
Alosa immaculata Bennett, 1835

Photo by Photo by Kutsarov, Y.
 
Alosa immaculata
[Pontic shad]



Europe
Max. Length 52 cm SL
Alosa kessleri (Grimm, 1887)

Photo by Photo by Hillen, B.
 
Alosa kessleri
[Caspian anadromous shad]
No picture found

Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Alosa killarnensis
[Killarney shad]



Europe
Max. Length 35.1 cm FL
Alosa macedonica (Vinciguerra, 1921)

Photo by Photo by Margies, P.
 
Alosa macedonica
[Macedonia shad]



Eurasia
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Alosa maeotica (Grimm, 1901)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Alosa maeotica
[Black sea shad]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Alosa mediocris (Mitchill, 1814)

Photo by Photo by IGFA
 
Alosa mediocris
[Hickory shad]



North America
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Alosa pseudoharengus (Wilson, 1811)

Photo by Photo by Scarola, J.F.
 
Alosa pseudoharengus
[Alewife]



North America
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Alosa sapidissima (Wilson, 1811)

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Alosa sapidissima
[American shad]



Former USSR and Asia
Max. Length 38.1 cm TL
Alosa saposchnikowii (Grimm, 1887)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Alosa saposchnikowii
[Saposhnikovi shad]



Former USSR and Asia
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Alosa sphaerocephala (Berg, 1913)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Alosa sphaerocephala
[Agrakhan shad]
No picture found

Max. Length 26.8 cm TL

 
Alosa suworowi
[]



Eurasia
Max. Length 24.6 cm TL
Alosa tanaica (Grimm, 1901)

Photo by Photo by Otel, V.
 
Alosa tanaica
[Black Sea shad]



Europe
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Alosa vistonica Economidis & Sinis, 1986

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Alosa vistonica
[Thracian shad]
No picture found

Max. Length 35 cm SL

 
Alosa volgensis
[Volga shad]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Amblygaster clupeoides Bleeker, 1849

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Amblygaster clupeoides
[Bleeker smoothbelly sardinella]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.9 cm SL

 
Amblygaster indiana
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Amblygaster leiogaster (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Amblygaster leiogaster
[Smoothbelly sardinella]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm SL
Amblygaster sirm (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Amblygaster sirm
[Spotted sardinella]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Anodontostoma chacunda (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Anodontostoma chacunda
[Chacunda gizzard shad]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Anodontostoma selangkat (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Anodontostoma selangkat
[Indonesian gizzard shad]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Anodontostoma thailandiae Wongratana, 1983

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Anodontostoma thailandiae
[Thai gizzard shad]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 34.4 cm TL
Brevoortia aurea (Spix & Agassiz, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Timm, C.D.
 
Brevoortia aurea
[Brazilian menhaden]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Brevoortia gunteri Hildebrand, 1948

Photo by Photo by McDonald, D.L.
 
Brevoortia gunteri
[Finescale menhaden]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Brevoortia patronus Goode, 1878

Photo by Photo by McDonald, D.L.
 
Brevoortia patronus
[Gulf menhaden]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Brevoortia pectinata (Jenyns, 1842)

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Brevoortia pectinata
[Argentine menhaden]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 33 cm SL
Brevoortia smithi Hildebrand, 1941

Photo by Photo by O'Donnell, P.
 
Brevoortia smithi
[Yellowfin menhaden]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Brevoortia tyrannus (Latrobe, 1802)

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Brevoortia tyrannus
[Atlantic menhaden]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm SL
Clupanodon thrissa (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Clupanodon thrissa
[Chinese gizzard shad]



North Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Clupea harengus Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by Ueberschär, B.
 
Clupea harengus
[Atlantic herring]
No picture found


 
Clupea manulensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 34 cm TL

 
Clupea pallasii marisalbi
[White Sea herring]