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Title: Opisthonema  
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Subject: Clupeidae, Herring, Buckling (fish), Avruga caviar, Bloater (herring)
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Opisthonema oglinum (Atlantic thread herring)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Clupeidae
Genus: Opisthonema
T. N. Gill, 1861

Opisthonema, the thread herrings, is a genus of herring found in tropical waters of the Western Hemisphere. They get their name from a filamentous nature of the last ray of the dorsal fin. There are currently five members of this genus.



  • Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2011). OpisthonemaSpecies of in FishBase. June 2011 version.

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