clupeid fish

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Noun1.clupeid fish - any of numerous soft-finned schooling food fishes of shallow waters of northern seas
malacopterygian, soft-finned fish - any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
Clupeidae, family Clupeidae - herrings; shad; sardines; etc.
shad - herring-like food fishes that migrate from the sea to fresh water to spawn
Alosa pseudoharengus, Pomolobus pseudoharengus, alewife - shad-like food fish that runs rivers to spawn; often salted or smoked; sometimes placed in genus Pomolobus
Brevoortia tyrannis, menhaden - shad-like North American marine fishes used for fish meal and oil and fertilizer
Clupea harangus, herring - commercially important food fish of northern waters of both Atlantic and Pacific
sardine - any of various small edible herring or related food fishes frequently canned
Sardina pilchardus, pilchard, sardine - small fishes found in great schools along coasts of Europe; smaller and rounder than herring
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Recent range expansion of the freshwater mussel Anodonta implicata and its relationship to clupeid fish restoration in the Connecticut River system.
Because of the often-limited supply and expense of clupeid fish baits, a fish + formulated bait combination can extend the supply of fish while maintaining a high bait margin.
93) for 37 fish species including the clupeid fish Sardinella aurita, in the Aegean Sea, Greece (Moutopoulos and Stergiou, 2002).