Are Herring related to sardines?



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    Herring and Sardines may be superficially similar and belong to the same family, Clupeidae. However, the genus and species are different.

    Pacific sardine : Sardinops sagax
    Pacific herring : Clupea pallasii

    From Wikipedia:
    “FishBase, a comprehensive database of information about fish, lists at least six species called just “pilchard,” over a dozen called just “sardine,” and many more with the two basic names qualified by various adjectives.” Fish

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