Greater argentine

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Greater argentine
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Argentina silus
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Argentiniformes
Family: Argentinidae
Genus: Argentina
Species: A. silus
Binomial name
Argentina silus
(Ascanius, 1775)

Argentina silus (synonymous with Salmo silus) is also known as Atlantic argentine, great silver smelt, greater argentine, herring smelt or simply smelt. It is a northern Atlantic herring smelt and can be found at depths from 140 to 1,440 metres (460 to 4,720 ft). This species reaches a length of 70.0 centimetres (27.6 in) SL. It is of commercial importance and it is used as seafood.