Harengula humeralis

Common Name

Redear Sardine

Year Described

Cuvier, 1829


Dorsal Fin: 17-20
Anal Fin: 17-19
Pectoral Fin:
Pelvic Fin: 8 (7 branched)
Vertebrae: 40-44
Lateral Line Scales: 25-29
Ventral Scutes: 25-29
Gill Rakers: 27-31 lower (first arch in adults)


McEachran, J.D. & J.D. Fechhelm. 1998. Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico. Volume 1: Myxiniformes to Gasterosteiformes. University of Texas Press, Austin. i-viii + 1-1112.

Munroe, T.A. & M.S. Nizinski. 2002. Clupeidaeidae (pp 804-830). In: Carpenter. 2002. The living marine resources of the Western Central Atlantic. Vol. 2: Bony fishes part 1 (Acipenseridae-Grammatidae). FAO Species Identification Guides for Fisheries Purposes. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Special Publication No. 5.