New Zealand sprat

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New Zealand sprat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Clupeidae
Subfamily: Incertae sedis
Genus: Sprattus
Species: S. muelleri
Binomial name
Sprattus muelleri
(Klunzinger, 1879)

The New Zealand sprat, Sprattus muelleri, is a herring-like, marine fish in the family Clupeidae found in the subtropical southwest Pacific Ocean endemic to New Zealand. It belongs to a genus Sprattus of small oily fish, usually known by their common name, sprats.

Its depth range is from the surface to 110 m, and its length is up to 13 cm.

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