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Wolf herring

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Kingdom  Animalia
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Family
Scientific name  Chirocentridae
Higher classification  Clupeiformes
Order  Clupeiformes
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Genus  Chirocentrus Cuvier, 1816
Family  Chirocentridae; Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1846
Similar  Clupeiformes, Pristigasteridae, Clupeidae, Shads, Black pomfret

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The wolf herrings are a family (Chirocentridae) of two marine species of ray-finned fish related to the herrings.

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Both species have elongated bodies and jaws with long sharp teeth that facilitate their ravenous appetites, mostly for other fish. Both species reach a length of 1 m. They have silvery sides and bluish backs.

Wolf herring Fish Identification Wolf Herring

They are commercially fished, and marketed fresh or frozen.

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Species

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  • Chirocentrus dorab (Forssk√•l, 1775) - Dorab wolf-herring, found in warm coastal waters from the Red Sea to Japan and Australia
  • Chirocentrus nudus Swainson, 1839 - whitefin wolf-herring, found in a similar range (This species is difficult to distinguish from C. dorab; the former has a black mark on its dorsal fin. This species is also known to eat crabs in addition to its usual diet of smaller fish.)

  • Wolf herring Fish Identification Wolf Herring
    Wolf herring Chirocentrus nudus
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    Wolf herring Chirocentrus dorab

    References

    Wolf herring Wikipedia


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