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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Pristigasteridae Pristigasterids

Genus: Pristigaster

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2 species
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South America
Max. Length 14.5 cm SL
Pristigaster cayana Cuvier, 1829

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Pristigaster cayana
[Amazon hatchet herring]
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South America

 
Pristigaster whiteheadi
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2 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pristigaster cayana Amazon hatchet herring South America 14.5 SL 1829
Pristigaster whiteheadi South America 2000



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