Herring fish fall under genus clupea and family clupeidae with about 200 species. The most prominent species are Atlantic herring or Clupea harengus and Pacific herring or Clupea pallasii. Given below are more fascinating facts about herring.


Herring Fast Facts


Herring Description: They are small and silver in color. Herring have a single dorsal fin, which do not contain spines unlike other fish. They have no lateral line. A few species of Herring have pointed scales. This marine fish are characterized by a protruding bottom jaw. They have a small head and slender, laterally flattened body. The tail is bifurcated.


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