Opisthonema

Summary

Opisthonema
Opisthonema oglinum.jpg
Opisthonema oglinum (Atlantic thread herring)
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Opisthonema

Opisthonema is a genus of herrings, the thread herrings, found in tropical waters of the Western Hemisphere. They get their name from a filamentous nature of the last ray of the dorsal fin. Currently, five species are in this genus.

Species

  • O. berlangai Berry & Barrett, 1963 (Galapagos thread herring)
  • O. bulleri] (Regan, 1904) (slender thread herring)
  • O. libertate (Günther, 1867) (Pacific thread herring)
  • O. medirastre Berry & Barrett, 1963 (middling thread herring)
  • O.oglinum (Lesueur, 1818) (Atlantic thread herring)

References

  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). Species of Opisthonema in FishBase. June 2011 version.