Jenkinsia stolifera

Common Name

Florida Round Herring

Year Described

Jordan & Gilbert, 1884


Dorsal Fin: 9-13
Anal Fin: 12-15
Pectoral Fin: 11-12
Pelvic Fin: 8
Vertebrae: 38-39
Lateral Line Scales: 33-37
Gill Rakers: 20-24 lower (first arch in adults)

Body cylindrical in cross-section. No scutes on ventral surface. Scute anterior to dorsal fin W-shaped. Branchiostegal rays number 6-7. Teeth present on premaxilla. Isthmus with distinct shoulders, the anterior third narrowed abruptly


Body pale with a greenish back. A bright silvery lateral stripe (about half eye diameter) narrows anteriorly near gill cover.


Maximum size to 75mm TL.


Coastal pelagic. Forms large schools.


Scattered records off Florida, the Bahamas, and in the Caribbean Sea (Honduras, Nicaragua to Venezuela). Range not completely known.


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.