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Taxonavigation: Clupeoidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Infraclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Clupeomorpha
Ordo: Clupeiformes
Subordo: Clupeoidei

Familia: Clupeidae
Subfamilia: Alosinae
Genus: Ethmidium
Species: E. maculatum


Ethmidium Thompson, 1916: 458

Type species: Clupea (Alosa) notacanthoides Steindachner, 1869. Type by original designation (also monotypic).


  • Thompson, W.F. 1916: Fishes collected by the United States Bureau of Fisheries steamer "Albatross" during 1888, between Montevideo, Uruguay, and Tome, Chile, on the voyage through the Straits of Magellan. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 50(2133): 401-476, Pls. 2-6.
  • Whitehead, P.J.P. 1985: FAO species catalog. Clupeoid fishes of the world (suborder Clupeoidei). Part 1 - Chirocentridae, Clupeidae and Pristigasteridae. FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) Fisheries Synopsis. 125, v. 7 (pt 1): i-x + 1-303.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Pacific menhaden