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Sprat Sprattus sprattus Length to 16cm<br />
Shoal-forming Herring relative. Found in open seas but comes inshore in summer in particular. Adult is streamlined, blue-grey above and on sides, silvery-white below. Dorsal fin lies above pelvic fins. Belly has rough, saw-scaled outline. Widespread and fairly common.
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Sprat Sprattus sprattus Length to 16cm
Shoal-forming Herring relative. Found in open seas but comes inshore in summer in particular. Adult is streamlined, blue-grey above and on sides, silvery-white below. Dorsal fin lies above pelvic fins. Belly has rough, saw-scaled outline. Widespread and fairly common.

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Date: 21 Jul 2006
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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