Dogtooth herring

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Chirocentrodon bleekerianus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Clupeidae
Genus: Chirocentrodon
Günther, 1868
Species: C. bleekerianus
Binomial name
Chirocentrodon bleekerianus
(Poey, 1867)

The dogtooth herring (Chirocentrodon bleekerianus) is a species of herring occurring in the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean along the coast of northern South America, Central America and the Caribbean islands. It is the only species in its genus