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Encyclopedia > Sprattus sprattus
European sprat
Conservation status: Secure
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Osteichthyes
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Clupeidae
Genus: Sprattus
Species: S. sprattus
Binomial name
Sprattus sprattus
(Linnaeus, 1758)

The European sprat is a small, herring-like, marine fish. Found in Europe, this is a fish with silver grey scales and white-grey flesh. The fish is around 12% fat in its flesh and is a source of many vitamins. When used for food it can be canned, salted, fried, grilled, baked, marinaded etc. Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Phyla Porifera (sponges) Ctenophora (comb jellies) Cnidaria Placozoa Subregnum Bilateria  Acoelomorpha  Orthonectida  Rhombozoa  Myxozoa  Superphylum Deuterostomia     Chordata (vertebrates, etc. ... Typical Classes Subphylum Urochordata - Tunicates Ascideiacea Thaliacea Larvacea Subphylum Cephalochordata - Lancelets Subphylum Myxini - Hagfishes Subphylum Vertebrata - Vertebrates Petromyzontida - Lampreys Placodermi (extinct) Chondrichthyes - Cartilaginous fishes Acanthodii (extinct) Actinopterygii - Ray-finned fishes Actinistia - Coelacanths Dipnoi - Lungfishes Amphibia - Amphibians Reptilia - Reptiles Aves - Birds Mammalia - Mammals Chordates (phylum Chordata) include the vertebrates, together with... Osteichthyes are the bony fish, a group paraphyletic to the land vertebrates, which are sometimes included. ... Families Denticipitidae (denticle herring) Engraulidae (anchovies) Pristigasteridae (pristigasterids) Chirocentridae (wolf herring) Clupeidae (herrings) Clupeiformes is the order of ray-finned fish that includes the herring family, Clupeidae, and the anchovy family, Engraulidae. ... Genera Subfamily Dussumieriinae (round herrings)     Dayella     Dussumieria     Etrumeus     Gilchristella     Jenkinsia     Luisiella     Sauvagella     Spratelloides     Spratellomorpha Subfamily Clupeinae     Amblygaster     Clupea     Clupeonella     Escualosa     Harengula     Herklotsichthys     Lile     Opisthonema Subfamily Alosinae (shads, menhadens)     Alosa     Brevoortia     Caspialosa     Ethmalosa     Ethmidium     Gudusia     Hilsa     Tenualosa Subfamily Pellonulinae     Knightia     Clupeichthys     Clupeoides     Congothrissa     Corica     Cynothrissa     Ehirava     Hyperlophus     Laeviscutella     Limnothrissa     Microthrissa     Odaxothrissa... In biology, binomial nomenclature is a standard convention used for naming species. ... Carolus Linnaeus ~Carl Linnaeus~, also known after his ennoblement as Carl von Linné (   listen?), and in English usually under the Latinized name Carolus Linnaeus (May 23, 1707 – January 10, 1778), was a Swedish botanist who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of taxonomy. ... Family Clupeidae This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... World map showing location of Europe When considered a continent, Europe is the worlds second-smallest continent in terms of area, with an area of 10,600,000 km² (4,140,625 square miles), making it larger than Australia only. ...

External links

  • "Sprattus sprattus". FishBase. Ed. Ranier Froese and Daniel Pauly. August 2005 version. N.p.: FishBase, 2005.

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Herrmann, J.P. et al., 2004: The bioenergetics of young-of-the-year juvenile sprat (Sprattus sprattus): 2) The effect of temperature on food consumption and routine respiration, and the effect of feeding on metabolism in the laboratory.
Peck, M. et al., 2004a: The bioenergetics of young-of-the-year juvenile sprat (Sprattus sprattus): 1) The effect of feeding on growth rate and growth efficiency in the laboratory.
Peck, M. et al., 2004b: The response of juvenile sprat (Sprattus sprattus) somatic growth, otolith microstructure, and a biochemical indicator of growth to changing feeding conditions.
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