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Temporal range: Thanetian to Present[1]
Osmerus mordax.jpg
Osmerus mordax
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Osmeriformes
Family: Osmeridae
Genus: Osmerus
Linnaeus, 1758

Osmerus is a genus of smelt. It is an animal. It is a fish. It swims in the sea.


There are currently three recognized species in this genus:[2]


  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 363: 1–560. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Osmerus in FishBase. February 2012 version.