Australian sprat

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Australian sprat
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Clupeidae
Subfamily: Incertae sedis
Genus: Sprattus
Species: S. novaehollandiae
Binomial name
Sprattus novaehollandiae
(Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1847)

The Australian sprat (Sprattus novaehollandiae) is a sprat fish whose habitat ranges in the waters surrounding Australia including Tasmania. They can grow to 14 cm. Their depth range is from 0 to 50 m. They often enter estuaries.


  • "Sprattus novaehollandiae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 30 January 2006.
  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2005). "Sprattus novaehollandiae" in FishBase. 10 2005 version.