Strangomera bentincki (Norman, 1936)
The Araucanian herring, Clupea bentincki, also known as the Chilean herring, is a fish species in the Clupea genus of the Clupeidae family. It is an epipelagic fish, silvery below and dark blue above, which schools in coastal waters off the west coast of South America. There it filter feeds on smaller plankton such as diatoms. It reaches sexual maturity when it is about 10 centimetres long, and is a pelagic spawner, spawning between June and November.
The Araucanian herring is a commercial species, largely used for fishmeal.Based on the FAO fishery statistics, it was the 12th most important capture fish species in 2009. All reported landings are from Chile.
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