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Pristigaster cayana
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Suborder: Clupeoidei
Family: Pristigasteridae

Pristigasteridae is a family of ray-finned fish related to the herrings, including the genera Ilisha, Pellona, and Pristigaster. One common name for the taxon is longfin herring. The taxonomic classification of this family is in doubt; it was traditionally divided into two subfamilies, Pelloninae and Pristigasterinae,[1] but molecular data indicates that these are not monophyletic.[2]


  1. ^ Nelson, J. S.; Grande, T. C.; Wilson, M. V. H. (2016). Fishes of the World (5th ed.). John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9781118342336.
  2. ^ Lavoué, S; Ratmuangkhwang, S; Ho, H. C.; Chen, W. J.; Azizah, M. N. S. (2018). "Swimbladder evolution of longfin herrings (Pristigasteridae, Teleostei)". Zoological Studies. 57: e39. doi:10.6620/ZS.2018.57-39. PMC 6517765. PMID 31966279.