Clupeoides is a genus of sprats that occur in rivers in Southeast Asia. There are currently four recognized species in the genus.
Herring are forage fish, mostly belonging to the family Clupeidae.
Sprat is the common name applied to a group of forage fish belonging to the genus Sprattus in the family Clupeidae. The term also is applied to a number of other small sprat-like forage fish. Like most forage fishes, sprats are highly active, small, oily fish. They travel in large schools with other fish and swim continuously throughout the day.
The Carangidae are a family of ray-finned fish which includes the jacks, pompanos, jack mackerels, runners, and scads. It is the largest of the six families included within the order Carangiformes. Some authorities classify it as the only family within that order but molecular and anatomical studies indicate that there is a close relationship between this family and the five former Perciform families which make up the Carangiformes.
Sardinella is a genus of fish in the family Clupeidae found in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean. They are abundant in warmer waters of the tropical and subtropical oceans. Adults are generally coastal, schooling, marine fish but juveniles are often found in lagoons and estuaries. These species are distinguished by their ranges and by specific body features, but they are often confused with one another. Fish of the genus have seven to 14 striped markings along the scales of the top of the head. The paddle-shaped supramaxilla bones are characteristic; they separate Sardinella from other genera and their shapes help distinguish species. They have paired predorsal scales and enlarged fin rays.
Acheilognathus is a genus of cyprinid fish native to Asia. The name is derived from the Greek a, meaning "without", the Greek cheilos, meaning "lip", and the Greek gnathos, meaning "jaw".
The toothed river herring or Papuan river sprat is a species of fish in the family Clupeidae. It is found in New Guinea.
Zacco is a genus of small ray-finned fishes in the family Cyprinidae. They are found in freshwater habitats in China and northern Vietnam. The generic name Zacco derives from the Japanese Zako 雑魚.
Ilisha is a genus of ray-finned fishes in the family Pristigasteridae. The genus contains 16 species. It is similar to Pellona but lacks a toothed hypo-maxilla. The genus has a worldwide distribution in tropical and subtropical coastal waters and estuaries. Some species also enter rivers, and I. amazonica and I. novacula are largely–if not entirely–restricted to tropical rivers.
Anchovia is a genus of anchovies. It currently contains 3 species.
Amblygaster is a small genus of sardinellas in the herring family Clupeidae. It currently contains three species.
Clupeichthys is a genus of sprats, herring-like fishes, that occur in rivers in Southeast Asia. There are currently four recognized species in the genus.
Corica is a small genus of sprats that occur in rivers in South Asia and Southeast Asia. Two described species are placed in the genus.
Platanichthys platana, the Rio Plata sprat, is a very small species of fish belonging to the herring family, Clupeidae. It is endemic to South America. It is the only species in its genus.
Ramnogaster is a small genus of sprats found only in South America. Two species are placed in this genus:
Rhinosardinia is a small genus of sprats restricted to the rivers of South America. There are currently only two described species in the genus.
Cephalocassis is a genus of sea catfishes found along the coasts and in rivers and lakes of southern Asia from India to Malaysia. There are currently four described species in this genus.
Nemapteryx is a genus of sea catfishes found mostly in coastal marine and brackish waters from South Asia to Australia with one species occurring exclusively in fresh waters of the Fly River in Papua New Guinea. There are currently six recognized species in this genus.
Amblygaster clupeoides, the Bleeker smoothbelly sardinella, also known as blue pilchard, sharp-nosed pilchard, or sharpnose sardine, is a reef-associated marine species of sardinellas in the herring family Clupeidae. It is one of the three species of genus Amblygaster. It is found in the marine waters along Indo-West Pacific regions. The fish has 13 to 21 dorsal soft rays and 12 to 23 anal soft rays. It grows up to a maximum length of 21 cm. The flank is gold in fresh fish but becomes black while preservation. Belly is more rounded and scutes are not prominent. The fish feeds on minute organisms like copepods, Mysis and zooplankton. Widely used as bait in the tuna fishery all along the world, both as a live or dead forms.
Amblygaster leiogaster, the smoothbelly sardinella, also known as blue sardine, blue sprat, bluebait, is a reef-associated marine species of sardinella in the herring family Clupeidae. It is one of the three species of genus Amblygaster. It is found in the marine waters along Indo-West Pacific regions towards south western Australia. The fish has 13 to 21 dorsal soft rays and 12 to 23 anal soft rays. It grows up to a maximum length of 23 cm. The flank is gold in fresh fish but becomes black while preservation. Belly is more rounded and scutes are not prominent. It is rather closely resemble Amblygaster clupeoides, but the latter has very few lower gill rakers than Smoothbelly sardinella. The fish feeds on minute organisms like zooplankton.