Sardinella aurita

Sardinella aurita
Spanish Sardine – Sardinella aurita
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
CluepeidaeSardinella auritaValenciennes1847Spanish Sardine

Sardinella aurita

Unique Characters: 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.

Similar Species:

Atlantic Herring Clupea harengus

Scaled Sardine Harengula jaguana

Atlantic Thread Herring Opisthonema oglinum

Harengula jaguana
Scaled Sardine – Harengula jaguana
Opisthonema oglinum
Atlantic Thread Herring – Opisthonema oglinum

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

Scaled Sardine Harengula jaguana. 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.

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.

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