Denticle herring

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Denticle herring
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Denticipitidae
Clausen, 1959
Genus: Denticeps
Clausen, 1959
D. clupeoides
Binomial name
Denticeps clupeoides
Clausen, 1959

The denticle herring (Denticeps clupeoides) is a small, up to 15 cm (5.9 in) long, species of ray-finned fish found only in the rivers of Benin, Nigeria, and western Cameroon. It is related to the herrings, but notable for its large anal fin and its array of denticle-like scales under the head, which give it almost a furry appearance. It is the sole living member of the family Denticipitidae.

Denticeps clupeoides

See also[edit]


  • "Denticeps clupeoides". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 11 March 2006.
  • P. H. Greenwood, The osteology and relationships of the Denticipitidae, a family of Clupeomorph fishes (London: British Museum, 1968)
  • Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2011). "Denticeps clupeoides" in FishBase. June 2011 version.