Harengula jaguana

Harengula jaguana
Scaled Sardine – Harengula jaguana
Photo Credit: G.H. Burgess

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
CluepeidaeHarengula jaguanaPoey1865Scaled Sardine

Harengula jaguana

Unique Characters: Upper jaw without median notch. Posterior border of gill opening with 2 fleshy lobes. Small, toothed hypomaxilla present between posterior tip of premaxilla and expanded blade of maxilla.

Similar Species:

Atlantic Herring Clupea harengus

Atlantic Thread Herring Opisthonema oglinum

Spanish Sardine Sardinella aurita

Opisthonema oglinum
Atlantic Thread Herring – Opisthonema oglinum
Sardinella aurita
Spanish Sardine – Sardinella aurita

Atlantic Herring Clupea harengus. Upper jaw without median notch. Posterior border of gill opening evenly rounded.

Atlantic Thread Herring Opisthonema oglinum. Upper jaw without median notch. Posterior border of gill opening with 2 fleshy lobes. No small, toothed hypomaxilla between posterior tip of premaxilla and expanded blade of maxilla. Last dorsal-fin ray filamentous. 7 branched pelvic-fin rays.

Spanish Sardine Sardinella aurita. Upper jaw without median notch. Posterior border of gill opening with 2 fleshy lobes. No small, toothed hypomaxilla between posterior tip of premaxilla and expanded blade of maxilla. Last dorsal-fin ray normal. 8 branched pelvic-fin rays.

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