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, up to 15 cm (5.9 in) long, species of ray-finned fish found only in the rivers of Benin, Nigeria, and western 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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