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Clupeiformes (anchovies and herrings)

Wikipedia Abstract

Clupeiformes is the order of ray-finned fish that includes the herring family, Clupeidae, and the anchovy family, Engraulidae. The group includes many of the most important forage and food fish.Clupeiformes are physostomes, which means that the gas bladder has a pneumatic duct connecting it to the gut. They typically lack a lateral line, but still have the eyes, fins and scales that are common to most fish, though not all fish have these attributes.
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Family

Chirocentridae (wolf herrings and wolf-herrings) (2)
Clupeidae (herrings, menhadens, pilchards, sardines, shads, and sprats) (194)   (5)   (1)
Denticipitidae (denticle herrings) (1)
Dussumieriidae (9)
Engraulidae (anchovies) (146)   (1)
Pristigasteridae (sawbelly herrings) (38)

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