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Family: Pristigasteridae Pristigasterids



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38 species
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Photo by JAMARC

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 16.1 cm TL
Chirocentrodon bleekerianus (Poey, 1867)

Photo by JAMARC
 
Chirocentrodon bleekerianus
[Dogtooth herring]

Photo by Klimpel, S.

Africa
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Ilisha africana (Bloch, 1795)

Photo by Klimpel, S.
 
Ilisha africana
[West African ilisha]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

South America
Max. Length 19.7 cm SL
Ilisha amazonica (Miranda Ribeiro, 1920)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Ilisha amazonica
[Amazon ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 23.8 cm SL
Ilisha compressa Randall, 1994

Photo by FAO
 
Ilisha compressa
[Compressed ilisha]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Ilisha elongata (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ilisha elongata
[Elongate ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Ilisha filigera (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by FAO
 
Ilisha filigera
[Coromandel ilisha]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Ilisha fuerthii (Steindachner, 1875)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Ilisha fuerthii
[Pacific ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Ilisha kampeni (Weber & de Beaufort, 1913)

Photo by FAO
 
Ilisha kampeni
[Kampen's ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific

Ilisha lunula Kailola, 1986

Photo by FAO
 
Ilisha lunula
[Longtail ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Ilisha macrogaster Bleeker, 1866

Photo by FAO
 
Ilisha macrogaster
[Kalimantan ilisha]

Photo by Devarapalli, P.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 36.5 cm SL
Ilisha megaloptera (Swainson, 1839)

Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Ilisha megaloptera
[Bigeye ilisha]

Photo by Osmany, H.B.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Ilisha melastoma (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Osmany, H.B.
 
Ilisha melastoma
[Indian ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Asia
Max. Length 32 cm SL
Ilisha novacula (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by FAO
 
Ilisha novacula
[Burmese River ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.4 cm SL
Ilisha obfuscata Wongratana, 1983

Photo by FAO
 
Ilisha obfuscata
[Hidden ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Ilisha pristigastroides (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by FAO
 
Ilisha pristigastroides
[Javan ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Ilisha sirishai Seshagiri Rao, 1975

Photo by FAO
 
Ilisha sirishai
[Lobejaw ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Ilisha striatula Wongratana, 1983

Photo by FAO
 
Ilisha striatula
[Banded ilisha]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Neoopisthopterus cubanus Hildebrand, 1948

Photo by FAO
 
Neoopisthopterus cubanus
[Cuban longfin herring]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 11.5 cm TL
Neoopisthopterus tropicus (Hildebrand, 1946)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Neoopisthopterus tropicus
[Tropical longfin herring]

Photo by FAO

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Odontognathus compressus Meek & Hildebrand, 1923

Photo by FAO
 
Odontognathus compressus
[Caribbean longfin herring]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 19.2 cm TL
Odontognathus mucronatus Lacepède, 1800

Photo by JAMARC
 
Odontognathus mucronatus
[Guiana longfin herring]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Odontognathus panamensis (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Odontognathus panamensis
[Panama longfin herring]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Opisthopterus dovii (Günther, 1868)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Opisthopterus dovii
[Dove's longfin herring]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20.5 cm SL
Opisthopterus effulgens (Regan, 1903)

Photo by FAO
 
Opisthopterus effulgens
[Vaqueira longfin herring]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 14.6 cm SL
Opisthopterus equatorialis Hildebrand, 1946

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Opisthopterus equatorialis
[Equatorial longfin herring]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Opisthopterus macrops (Günther, 1867)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Opisthopterus macrops
[Bigeyed longfin herring]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Opisthopterus tardoore (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Opisthopterus tardoore
[Tardoore]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Opisthopterus valenciennesi Bleeker, 1872

Photo by FAO
 
Opisthopterus valenciennesi
[Slender tardoor]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 3.6 cm TL

 
Pellona altamazonica
[]

Photo by Fundacion Puerto Rastrojo

South America
Max. Length 80 cm FL
Pellona castelnaeana Valenciennes, 1847

Photo by Fundacion Puerto Rastrojo
 
Pellona castelnaeana
[Amazon pellona]

Photo by FAO

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.5 cm SL
Pellona dayi Wongratana, 1983

Photo by FAO
 
Pellona dayi
[Day's pellona]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Pellona ditchela Valenciennes, 1847

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Pellona ditchela
[Indian pellona]

Photo by FAO

South America
Max. Length 73 cm TL
Pellona flavipinnis (Valenciennes, 1837)

Photo by FAO
 
Pellona flavipinnis
[Yellowfin river pellona]

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Pellona harroweri (Fowler, 1917)

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Pellona harroweri
[American coastal pellona]

Photo by Amezcua Linares, F.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Pliosteostoma lutipinnis (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Photo by Amezcua Linares, F.
 
Pliosteostoma lutipinnis
[Yellowfin herring]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Pristigaster cayana
[Amazon hatchet herring]
No picture found
South America

 
Pristigaster whiteheadi
[]

Photo by Devarapalli, P.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Raconda russeliana Gray, 1831

Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Raconda russeliana
[Raconda]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Chirocentrodon bleekerianus Dogtooth herring Western Atlantic 16.1 TL 1867
Ilisha africana West African ilisha Africa 30 SL 1795
Ilisha amazonica Amazon ilisha South America 19.7 SL 1920
Ilisha compressa Compressed ilisha Western Indian Ocean. 23.8 SL 1994
Ilisha elongata Elongate ilisha Indo-Pacific 60 TL 1830
Ilisha filigera Coromandel ilisha Indo-Pacific 22 SL 1847
Ilisha fuerthii Pacific ilisha Eastern Central Pacific 33 TL 1875
Ilisha kampeni Kampen's ilisha Indo-Pacific 15 SL 1913
Ilisha lunula Longtail ilisha Western Central Pacific 1986
Ilisha macrogaster Kalimantan ilisha Western Central Pacific 12 SL 1866
Ilisha megaloptera Bigeye ilisha Indo-Pacific 36.5 SL 1839
Ilisha melastoma Indian ilisha Indo-Pacific 22 SL 1801
Ilisha novacula Burmese River ilisha Asia 32 SL 1847
Ilisha obfuscata Hidden ilisha Indian Ocean 7.4 SL 1983
Ilisha pristigastroides Javan ilisha Western Central Pacific 30 SL 1852
Ilisha sirishai Lobejaw ilisha Indo-West Pacific 23 TL 1975
Ilisha striatula Banded ilisha Indian Ocean 18 SL 1983
Neoopisthopterus cubanus Cuban longfin herring Western Central Atlantic 15 TL 1948
Neoopisthopterus tropicus Tropical longfin herring Eastern Central Pacific 11.5 TL 1946
Odontognathus compressus Caribbean longfin herring Western Atlantic 15 TL 1923
Odontognathus mucronatus Guiana longfin herring Western Atlantic 19.2 TL 1800
Odontognathus panamensis Panama longfin herring Eastern Central Pacific 17 SL 1876
Opisthopterus dovii Dove's longfin herring Eastern Pacific 23 TL 1868
Opisthopterus effulgens Vaqueira longfin herring Eastern Pacific 20.5 SL 1903
Opisthopterus equatorialis Equatorial longfin herring Eastern Pacific 14.6 SL 1946
Opisthopterus macrops Bigeyed longfin herring Eastern Central Pacific 18 TL 1867
Opisthopterus tardoore Tardoore Indo-West Pacific 20 SL 1829
Opisthopterus valenciennesi Slender tardoor Indo-West Pacific 20 SL 1872
Pellona altamazonica South America 3.6 TL 1872
Pellona castelnaeana Amazon pellona South America 80 FL 1847
Pellona dayi Day's pellona Indian Ocean 13.5 SL 1983
Pellona ditchela Indian pellona Indo-West Pacific 16 SL 1847
Pellona flavipinnis Yellowfin river pellona South America 73 TL 1837
Pellona harroweri American coastal pellona Western Atlantic 18 TL 1917
Pliosteostoma lutipinnis Yellowfin herring Eastern Central Pacific 25 SL 1882
Pristigaster cayana Amazon hatchet herring South America 14.5 SL 1829
Pristigaster whiteheadi South America 2000
Raconda russeliana Raconda Indo-Pacific 19 SL 1831



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