Spratelloides

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Spratelloides
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Spratelloides robustus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Clupeidae
Subfamily: Dussumieriinae
Genus: Spratelloides
Bleeker, 1851

Spratelloides is a genus of fish in the family Clupeidae. They are small fish used as fishing bait, especially in skipjack tuna-fishing. Some species are also valued as food in certain countries, like Spratelloides gracilis, known as kibinago in Japan.

Species[edit]

There are currently 5 recognized species in this genus:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ishimori, H., Hidaka, K., Yamamuro, T. & Yoshino, T. (2015): Spratelloides atrofasciatus Schultz, 1943, a valid species of round herring (Clupeiformes: Clupeidae). Zootaxa, 4028 (4): 527–538.