Journal of Ichthyology

, Volume 54, Issue 8, pp 493–500 | Cite as

Taxonomy and distribution of deepsea herring (Bathyclupeidae) in oceans

  • A. M. Prokofiev


This paper provides an overview of the family Bathyclupeidae of the world fauna; the geographic and bathymetric distribution of species is updated. It is concluded that the family includes nine species that are grouped into two genera—Bathyclupea Alcock and Neobathyclupea gen. nov. The new genus differs from the type one by the development of black pigment in the orobranchial cavity, smooth ventral branch of preoperculum, developed last pair of pleural ribs, and the number of rays in the vertical fins.


Bathyclupeidae taxonomy distribution new genus 


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  1. 1.Severtsov Institute of Ecology and EvolutionRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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