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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Clupeidae Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens
Subfamily: Dorosomatinae
Genus: Harengula

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4 species
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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 18.7 cm TL
Harengula clupeola (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Harengula clupeola
[False herring]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Harengula humeralis (Cuvier, 1829)

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Harengula humeralis
[Redear herring]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 21.2 cm TL
Harengula jaguana Poey, 1865

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Harengula jaguana
[Scaled herring]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 18.4 cm TL
Harengula thrissina (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Harengula thrissina
[Pacific flatiron herring]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Harengula clupeola False herring Western Atlantic 18.7 TL 1829
Harengula humeralis Redear herring Western Atlantic 22 TL 1829
Harengula jaguana Scaled herring Western Atlantic 21.2 TL 1865
Harengula thrissina Pacific flatiron herring Eastern Pacific 18.4 TL 1882



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