Denticle herring

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Denticle herring
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Denticipitidae
Clausen, 1959
Genus: Denticeps
Clausen, 1959
Species: D. clupeoides
Binomial name
Denticeps clupeoides
Clausen, 1959

The denticle herring (Denticeps clupeoides) is a small (15-cm-long) species of ray-finned fish found only in the rivers of Benin, Nigeria, and Cameroon; it is related to the herrings, but notable for its large anal fin and its array of denticle-like scales under the head, which give it almost a furry appearance. It is the sole living member of the family Denticipitidae.

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