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Family: Engraulidae Anchovies



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Photo by Gama, C.S.

South America
Max. Length 2 cm SL
Amazonsprattus scintilla Roberts, 1984

Photo by Gama, C.S.
 
Amazonsprattus scintilla
[Rio Negro pygmy anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Anchoa analis (Miller, 1945)

Photo by FAO
 
Anchoa analis
[Longfin Pacific anchovy]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 12.5 cm TL
Anchoa argentivittata (Regan, 1904)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Anchoa argentivittata
[Regan's anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Central America
Max. Length 5.8 cm SL
Anchoa belizensis (Thomerson & Greenfield, 1975)

Photo by FAO
 
Anchoa belizensis
[Belize anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Anchoa cayorum (Fowler, 1906)

Photo by FAO
 
Anchoa cayorum
[Key anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Anchoa chamensis Hildebrand, 1943

Photo by FAO
 
Anchoa chamensis
[Chame Point anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Anchoa choerostoma (Goode, 1874)

Photo by FAO
 
Anchoa choerostoma
[Bermuda anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Anchoa colonensis Hildebrand, 1943

Photo by FAO
 
Anchoa colonensis
[Narrow-striped anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 13.3 cm SL
Anchoa compressa (Girard, 1858)

Photo by FAO
 
Anchoa compressa
[Deep body anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Anchoa cubana (Poey, 1868)

Photo by FAO
 
Anchoa cubana
[Cuban anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 8.9 cm TL
Anchoa curta (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Photo by FAO
 
Anchoa curta
[Short anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Anchoa delicatissima (Girard, 1854)

Photo by FAO
 
Anchoa delicatissima
[Slough anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Anchoa eigenmannia (Meek & Hildebrand, 1923)

Photo by FAO
 
Anchoa eigenmannia
[Eigenmann's anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Anchoa exigua (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Photo by FAO
 
Anchoa exigua
[Slender anchovy]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Anchoa filifera (Fowler, 1915)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Anchoa filifera
[Longfinger anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Anchoa helleri (Hubbs, 1921)

Photo by FAO
 
Anchoa helleri
[Heller's anchovy]

Photo by Flescher, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15.3 cm TL
Anchoa hepsetus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Anchoa hepsetus
[Broad-striped anchovy]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Anchoa ischana (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Anchoa ischana
[Sharpnose anchovy]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 10.2 cm TL
Anchoa januaria (Steindachner, 1879)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Anchoa januaria
[Rio anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Anchoa lamprotaenia Hildebrand, 1943

Photo by FAO
 
Anchoa lamprotaenia
[Big-eye anchovy]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 13.2 cm SL
Anchoa lucida (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Anchoa lucida
[Bright anchovy]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Anchoa lyolepis (Evermann & Marsh, 1900)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Anchoa lyolepis
[Shortfinger anchovy]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Anchoa marinii Hildebrand, 1943

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Anchoa marinii
[Marini's anchovy]

Photo by Howell, W.M./Jenkins, R.L.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Anchoa mitchilli (Valenciennes, 1848)

Photo by Howell, W.M./Jenkins, R.L.
 
Anchoa mitchilli
[Bay anchovy]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 12.5 cm SL
Anchoa mundeola (Gilbert & Pierson, 1898)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Anchoa mundeola
[False Panama anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Anchoa mundeoloides (Breder, 1928)

Photo by FAO
 
Anchoa mundeoloides
[Northern Gulf anchovy]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Anchoa nasus (Kner & Steindachner, 1867)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Anchoa nasus
[Longnose anchovy]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 18.7 cm TL
Anchoa panamensis (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Anchoa panamensis
[Panama anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 9.1 cm TL
Anchoa parva (Meek & Hildebrand, 1923)

Photo by FAO
 
Anchoa parva
[Little anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL
Anchoa pectoralis Hildebrand, 1943

Photo by FAO
 
Anchoa pectoralis
[Bigfin anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL
Anchoa scofieldi (Jordan & Culver, 1895)

Photo by FAO
 
Anchoa scofieldi
[Scofield's anchovy]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Anchoa spinifer (Valenciennes, 1848)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Anchoa spinifer
[Spicule anchovy]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 7.7 cm SL
Anchoa starksi (Gilbert & Pierson, 1898)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Anchoa starksi
[Starks's anchovy]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 11.8 cm TL
Anchoa tricolor (Spix & Agassiz, 1829)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Anchoa tricolor
[Piquitinga anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Anchoa trinitatis (Fowler, 1915)

Photo by FAO
 
Anchoa trinitatis
[Trinidad anchovy]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 14.5 cm TL
Anchoa walkeri Baldwin & Chang, 1970

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Anchoa walkeri
[Persistent anchovy]

Photo by Krumme, U.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Anchovia clupeoides (Swainson, 1839)

Photo by Krumme, U.
 
Anchovia clupeoides
[Zabaleta anchovy]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Anchovia macrolepidota (Kner, 1863)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Anchovia macrolepidota
[Bigscale anchovy]

Photo by Holm, E.

Central and South America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Anchovia surinamensis (Bleeker, 1865)

Photo by Holm, E.
 
Anchovia surinamensis
[Surinam anchovy]

Photo by FAO

South America
Max. Length 8.8 cm SL
Anchoviella alleni (Myers, 1940)

Photo by FAO
 
Anchoviella alleni
[Allen's anchovy]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL
Anchoviella balboae (Jordan & Seale, 1926)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Anchoviella balboae
[Balboa anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 3 cm SL
Anchoviella blackburni Hildebrand, 1943

Photo by FAO
 
Anchoviella blackburni
[Blackburns's anchovy]

Photo by Macieira, R.M.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Anchoviella brevirostris (Günther, 1868)

Photo by Macieira, R.M.
 
Anchoviella brevirostris
[Snubnose anchovy]

Photo by FAO

South America
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Anchoviella carrikeri Fowler, 1940

Photo by FAO
 
Anchoviella carrikeri
[Carriker's anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 13.5 cm SL
Anchoviella cayennensis (Puyo, 1946)

Photo by FAO
 
Anchoviella cayennensis
[Cayenne anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Anchoviella elongata (Meek & Hildebrand, 1923)

Photo by FAO
 
Anchoviella elongata
[Elongate anchovy]

Photo by Holm, E.

South America
Max. Length 11.3 cm TL
Anchoviella guianensis (Eigenmann, 1912)

Photo by Holm, E.
 
Anchoviella guianensis
[Guyana anchovy]

Photo by FAO

South America
Max. Length 5.0 cm SL
Anchoviella jamesi (Jordan & Seale, 1926)

Photo by FAO
 
Anchoviella jamesi
[James's anchovy]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 5.3 cm SL

 
Anchoviella juruasanga
[]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 16.4 cm TL
Anchoviella lepidentostole (Fowler, 1911)

Photo by JAMARC
 
Anchoviella lepidentostole
[Broadband anchovy]

Photo by FAO

South America
Max. Length 2.5 cm SL
Anchoviella manamensis Cervigón, 1982

Photo by FAO
 
Anchoviella manamensis
[Manamo anchovy]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Anchoviella nattereri
[Natterer's anchovy]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 3.6 cm SL

 
Anchoviella perezi
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Anchoviella perfasciata (Poey, 1860)

Photo by FAO
 
Anchoviella perfasciata
[Poey's anchovy]

Photo by Barbosa, J.M./M. Deda

South America
Max. Length 12.8 cm SL
Anchoviella sanfranciscana Barbosa, Gomes da Silva, da Rocha Araújo & Carvalho, 2017

Photo by Barbosa, J.M./M. Deda
 
Anchoviella sanfranciscana
[]

Photo by FAO

South America
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL
Anchoviella vaillanti (Steindachner, 1908)

Photo by FAO
 
Anchoviella vaillanti
[Vaillant's anchovy]

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 18.2 cm TL
Cetengraulis edentulus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Cetengraulis edentulus
[Atlantic anchoveta]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Cetengraulis mysticetus (Günther, 1867)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Cetengraulis mysticetus
[Pacific anchoveta]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 12.4 cm SL
Coilia borneensis Bleeker, 1852

Photo by FAO
 
Coilia borneensis
[Bornean grenadier anchovy]

Photo by CAFS

Asia
Max. Length 35.4 cm SL
Coilia brachygnathus Kreyenberg & Pappenheim, 1908

Photo by CAFS
 
Coilia brachygnathus
[Yangtse grenadier anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 12.3 cm SL
Coilia coomansi Hardenberg, 1934

Photo by FAO
 
Coilia coomansi
[Cooman's grenadier anchovy]

Photo by Sen, S.K.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Coilia dussumieri Valenciennes, 1848

Photo by Sen, S.K.
 
Coilia dussumieri
[Goldspotted grenadier anchovy]

Photo by CAFS

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Coilia grayii Richardson, 1845

Photo by CAFS
 
Coilia grayii
[Gray's grenadier anchovy]

Photo by WWF / Vidthayanon, C.

Asia
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Coilia lindmani Bleeker, 1857

Photo by WWF / Vidthayanon, C.
 
Coilia lindmani
[Lindman's grenadier anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm SL
Coilia macrognathos Bleeker, 1852

Photo by FAO
 
Coilia macrognathos
[Longjaw grenadier anchovy]

Photo by CAFS

Western Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Coilia mystus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by CAFS
 
Coilia mystus
[Osbeck's grenadier anchovy]

Photo by Islam, Md. S.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Coilia nasus Temminck & Schlegel, 1846

Photo by Islam, Md. S.
 
Coilia nasus
[Japanese grenadier anchovy]

Photo by Devarapalli, P.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Coilia neglecta Whitehead, 1967

Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Coilia neglecta
[Neglected grenadier anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Coilia ramcarati (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by FAO
 
Coilia ramcarati
[Ramcarat grenadier anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 15.2 cm SL
Coilia rebentischii Bleeker, 1858

Photo by FAO
 
Coilia rebentischii
[Many-fingered grenadier anchovy]

Photo by Devarapalli, P.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Coilia reynaldi Valenciennes, 1848

Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Coilia reynaldi
[Reynald's grenadier anchovy]

Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Encrasicholina devisi (Whitley, 1940)

Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.
 
Encrasicholina devisi
[Devis' anchovy]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL

 
Encrasicholina gloria
[Red Sea anchovy]

Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Encrasicholina heteroloba (Rüppell, 1837)

Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.
 
Encrasicholina heteroloba
[Shorthead anchovy]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL

 
Encrasicholina intermedia
[Shiner anchovy]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL

 
Encrasicholina macrocephala
[Largehead anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL
Encrasicholina oligobranchus (Wongratana, 1983)

Photo by FAO
 
Encrasicholina oligobranchus
[Philippine anchovy]

Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Encrasicholina punctifer Fowler, 1938

Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.
 
Encrasicholina punctifer
[Buccaneer anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Encrasicholina purpurea (Fowler, 1900)

Photo by FAO
 
Encrasicholina purpurea
[Nehu]
No picture found
Meditteranean
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL

 
Engraulis albidus
[]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Engraulis anchoita Hubbs & Marini, 1935

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Engraulis anchoita
[Argentine anchovy]

Photo by Smith, B.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Engraulis australis (White, 1790)

Photo by Smith, B.
 
Engraulis australis
[Australian anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Engraulis capensis Gilchrist, 1913

Photo by FAO
 
Engraulis capensis
[Southern African anchovy]

Photo by Dammous, S.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Engraulis encrasicolus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Dammous, S.
 
Engraulis encrasicolus
[European anchovy]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15.5 cm TL
Engraulis eurystole (Swain & Meek, 1884)

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Engraulis eurystole
[Silver anchovy]

Photo by Zsilavecz, G.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Engraulis japonicus Temminck & Schlegel, 1846

Photo by Zsilavecz, G.
 
Engraulis japonicus
[Japanese anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 24.8 cm SL
Engraulis mordax Girard, 1854

Photo by FAO
 
Engraulis mordax
[Californian anchovy]

Photo by Béarez, P.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Engraulis ringens Jenyns, 1842

Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Engraulis ringens
[Anchoveta]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 17.9 cm SL
Jurengraulis juruensis (Boulenger, 1898)

Photo by FAO
 
Jurengraulis juruensis
[Jurua anchovy]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

South America
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Lycengraulis batesii (Günther, 1868)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Lycengraulis batesii
[Bates' sabretooth anchovy]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 17.0 cm SL

 
Lycengraulis figueiredoi
[]

Photo by Timm, C.D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 23.5 cm SL
Lycengraulis grossidens (Spix & Agassiz, 1829)

Photo by Timm, C.D.
 
Lycengraulis grossidens
[Atlantic sabretooth anchovy]

Photo by FAO

South America
Max. Length 12.8 cm SL
Lycengraulis limnichthys Schultz, 1949

Photo by FAO
 
Lycengraulis limnichthys
[]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 20.5 cm SL
Lycengraulis poeyi (Kner, 1863)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Lycengraulis poeyi
[Pacific sabretooth anchovy]

Photo by Roberts, T.R.

Asia
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Lycothrissa crocodilus (Bleeker, 1850)

Photo by Roberts, T.R.
 
Lycothrissa crocodilus
[Sabretoothed thryssa]

Photo by CSIRO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Papuengraulis micropinna Munro, 1964

Photo by CSIRO
 
Papuengraulis micropinna
[Littlefin anchovy]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 17.1 cm SL

 
Pseudosetipinna haizhouensis
[]

Photo by Krumme, U.

Western Central and South
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Pterengraulis atherinoides (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Krumme, U.
 
Pterengraulis atherinoides
[Wingfin anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm SL
Setipinna breviceps (Cantor, 1849)

Photo by FAO
 
Setipinna breviceps
[Shorthead hairfin anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Asia
Max. Length 26 cm SL
Setipinna brevifilis (Valenciennes, 1848)

Photo by FAO
 
Setipinna brevifilis
[Short-hairfin anchovy]

Photo by WWF-Canon / Vidthayanon, C.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 33 cm SL
Setipinna melanochir (Bleeker, 1849)

Photo by WWF-Canon / Vidthayanon, C.
 
Setipinna melanochir
[Dusky-hairfin anchovy]

Photo by Mark Tonks, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Setipinna paxtoni Wongratana, 1987

Photo by Mark Tonks, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
 
Setipinna paxtoni
[Humpback hairfin anchovy]

Photo by Sen, S.K.

Asia
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Setipinna phasa (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Sen, S.K.
 
Setipinna phasa
[Gangetic hairfin anchovy]

Photo by Hossain, M.A.R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 22.1 cm SL
Setipinna taty (Valenciennes, 1848)

Photo by Hossain, M.A.R.
 
Setipinna taty
[Scaly hairfin anchovy]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Setipinna tenuifilis (Valenciennes, 1848)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Setipinna tenuifilis
[Common hairfin anchovy]

Photo by Win, T.

Asia
Max. Length 30 cm NG
Setipinna wheeleri Wongratana, 1983

Photo by Win, T.
 
Setipinna wheeleri
[Burma hairfin anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL
Stolephorus advenus Wongratana, 1987

Photo by FAO
 
Stolephorus advenus
[False Indian anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Stolephorus andhraensis Babu Rao, 1966

Photo by FAO
 
Stolephorus andhraensis
[Andhra anchovy]

Photo by Collyer, J.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Stolephorus apiensis (Jordan & Seale, 1906)

Photo by Collyer, J.
 
Stolephorus apiensis
[Samoan anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm NG
Stolephorus baganensis Hardenberg, 1933

Photo by FAO
 
Stolephorus baganensis
[Bagan anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL
Stolephorus brachycephalus Wongratana, 1983

Photo by FAO
 
Stolephorus brachycephalus
[Broadhead anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Stolephorus carpentariae (De Vis, 1882)

Photo by FAO
 
Stolephorus carpentariae
[Gulf of Carpenteria anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Stolephorus chinensis (Günther, 1880)

Photo by FAO
 
Stolephorus chinensis
[China anchovy]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Stolephorus commersonnii Lacepède, 1803

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Stolephorus commersonnii
[Commerson's anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Stolephorus dubiosus Wongratana, 1983

Photo by FAO
 
Stolephorus dubiosus
[Thai anchovy]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Stolephorus holodon (Boulenger, 1900)

Photo by SFSA
 
Stolephorus holodon
[Natal anchovy]

Photo by Ratmuangkhwang, S.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 15.5 cm SL
Stolephorus indicus (van Hasselt, 1823)

Photo by Ratmuangkhwang, S.
 
Stolephorus indicus
[Indian anchovy]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Stolephorus insularis Hardenberg, 1933

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Stolephorus insularis
[Hardenberg's anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Stolephorus multibranchus Wongratana, 1987

Photo by FAO
 
Stolephorus multibranchus
[Caroline anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Indian Ocean and
Max. Length 7.4 cm SL
Stolephorus nelsoni Wongratana, 1987

Photo by FAO
 
Stolephorus nelsoni
[Nelson's anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.7 cm SL
Stolephorus pacificus Baldwin, 1984

Photo by FAO
 
Stolephorus pacificus
[Pacific anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.3 cm SL
Stolephorus ronquilloi Wongratana, 1983

Photo by FAO
 
Stolephorus ronquilloi
[Ronquillo's anchovy]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 5.8 cm SL

 
Stolephorus shantungensis
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.7 cm SL

 
Stolephorus teguhi
[Sulawesi anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL
Stolephorus tri (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by FAO
 
Stolephorus tri
[Spined anchovy]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL
Stolephorus waitei Jordan & Seale, 1926

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Stolephorus waitei
[Spotty-face anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Thryssa adelae (Rutter, 1897)

Photo by FAO
 
Thryssa adelae
[Swatow thryssa]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 13.8 cm SL
Thryssa aestuaria (Ogilby, 1910)

Photo by FAO
 
Thryssa aestuaria
[Estuarine thryssa]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Thryssa baelama (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Thryssa baelama
[Baelama anchovy]

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Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Thryssa brevicauda Roberts, 1978

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Thryssa brevicauda
[Short-tail thryssa]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 10.7 cm SL
Thryssa chefuensis (Günther, 1874)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Thryssa chefuensis
[Chefoo thryssa]

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 21.5 cm SL
Thryssa dayi Wongratana, 1983

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Thryssa dayi
[Day's thryssa]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Thryssa dussumieri (Valenciennes, 1848)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Thryssa dussumieri
[Dussumier's thryssa]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10.7 cm SL
Thryssa encrasicholoides (Bleeker, 1852)

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Thryssa encrasicholoides
[False baelama anchovy]

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Indian Ocean
Max. Length 21.5 cm SL
Thryssa gautamiensis Babu Rao, 1971

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Thryssa gautamiensis
[Gautama thryssa]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm SL
Thryssa hamiltonii Gray, 1835

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Thryssa hamiltonii
[Hamilton's thryssa]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Thryssa kammalensis (Bleeker, 1849)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Thryssa kammalensis
[Kammal thryssa]

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Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.2 cm SL
Thryssa kammalensoides Wongratana, 1983

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Thryssa kammalensoides
[Godavari thryssa]

Photo by Osmany, H.B.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 17.5 cm SL
Thryssa malabarica (Bloch, 1795)

Photo by Osmany, H.B.
 
Thryssa malabarica
[Malabar thryssa]

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Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.9 cm SL
Thryssa marasriae Wongratana, 1987

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Thryssa marasriae
[Marasri's thryssa]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20.5 cm TL
Thryssa mystax (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Thryssa mystax
[Moustached thryssa]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Thryssa polybranchialis Wongratana, 1983

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Thryssa polybranchialis
[Humphead thryssa]

Photo by FAO

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15.5 cm SL
Thryssa purava (Hamilton, 1822)

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Thryssa purava
[Oblique-jaw thryssa]

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Oceania
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Thryssa rastrosa Roberts, 1978

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Thryssa rastrosa
[Fly river thryssa]

Photo by FAO

Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Thryssa scratchleyi (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1886)

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Thryssa scratchleyi
[New Guinea thryssa]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Thryssa setirostris (Broussonet, 1782)

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Thryssa setirostris
[Longjaw thryssa]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16.5 cm SL
Thryssa spinidens (Jordan & Seale, 1925)

Photo by FAO
 
Thryssa spinidens
[Bengal thryssa]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Thryssa stenosoma Wongratana, 1983

Photo by FAO
 
Thryssa stenosoma
[Slender thryssa]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Thryssa vitrirostris (Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Thryssa vitrirostris
[Orangemouth anchovy]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15.8 cm SL
Thryssa whiteheadi Wongratana, 1983

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Thryssa whiteheadi
[Whitehead's thryssa]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Amazonsprattus scintilla Rio Negro pygmy anchovy South America 2 SL 1984
Anchoa analis Longfin Pacific anchovy Eastern Pacific 10 SL 1945
Anchoa argentivittata Regan's anchovy Eastern Pacific 12.5 TL 1904
Anchoa belizensis Belize anchovy Central America 5.8 SL 1975
Anchoa cayorum Key anchovy Western Central Atlantic 11 TL 1906
Anchoa chamensis Chame Point anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 6 SL 1943
Anchoa choerostoma Bermuda anchovy Western Central Atlantic 7.5 SL 1874
Anchoa colonensis Narrow-striped anchovy Western Central Atlantic 14 TL 1943
Anchoa compressa Deep body anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 13.3 SL 1858
Anchoa cubana Cuban anchovy Western Atlantic 10 TL 1868
Anchoa curta Short anchovy Eastern Pacific 8.9 TL 1882
Anchoa delicatissima Slough anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 12 TL 1854
Anchoa eigenmannia Eigenmann's anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 8 TL 1923
Anchoa exigua Slender anchovy Eastern Pacific 7.5 TL 1882
Anchoa filifera Longfinger anchovy Western Atlantic 12 TL 1915
Anchoa helleri Heller's anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 8.5 SL 1921
Anchoa hepsetus Broad-striped anchovy Western Atlantic 15.3 TL 1758
Anchoa ischana Sharpnose anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 17 TL 1882
Anchoa januaria Rio anchovy Southwest Atlantic 10.2 TL 1879
Anchoa lamprotaenia Big-eye anchovy Western Central Atlantic 12 TL 1943
Anchoa lucida Bright anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 13.2 SL 1882
Anchoa lyolepis Shortfinger anchovy Western Atlantic 12 TL 1900
Anchoa marinii Marini's anchovy Southwest Atlantic 14 SL 1943
Anchoa mitchilli Bay anchovy Western Atlantic 10 SL 1848
Anchoa mundeola False Panama anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 12.5 SL 1898
Anchoa mundeoloides Northern Gulf anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 15 TL 1928
Anchoa nasus Longnose anchovy Eastern Pacific 17 TL 1867
Anchoa panamensis Panama anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 18.7 TL 1876
Anchoa parva Little anchovy Western Central Atlantic 9.1 TL 1923
Anchoa pectoralis Bigfin anchovy Southwest Atlantic 6.8 SL 1943
Anchoa scofieldi Scofield's anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 6.2 SL 1895
Anchoa spinifer Spicule anchovy Western Atlantic 24 TL 1848
Anchoa starksi Starks's anchovy Eastern Pacific 7.7 SL 1898
Anchoa tricolor Piquitinga anchovy Southwest Atlantic 11.8 TL 1829
Anchoa trinitatis Trinidad anchovy Western Central Atlantic 14 TL 1915
Anchoa walkeri Persistent anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 14.5 TL 1970
Anchovia clupeoides Zabaleta anchovy Western Atlantic 30 TL 1839
Anchovia macrolepidota Bigscale anchovy Eastern Pacific 25 TL 1863
Anchovia surinamensis Surinam anchovy Central and South America 15 TL 1865
Anchoviella alleni Allen's anchovy South America 8.8 SL 1940
Anchoviella balboae Balboa anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 7.2 SL 1926
Anchoviella blackburni Blackburns's anchovy Western Central Atlantic 3 SL 1943
Anchoviella brevirostris Snubnose anchovy Western Atlantic 9 TL 1868
Anchoviella carrikeri Carriker's anchovy South America 6.5 SL 1940
Anchoviella cayennensis Cayenne anchovy Western Atlantic 13.5 SL 1946
Anchoviella elongata Elongate anchovy Western Central Atlantic 11 TL 1923
Anchoviella guianensis Guyana anchovy South America 11.3 TL 1912
Anchoviella jamesi James's anchovy South America 5.0 SL 1926
Anchoviella juruasanga South America 5.3 SL 2012
Anchoviella lepidentostole Broadband anchovy Western Atlantic 16.4 TL 1911
Anchoviella manamensis Manamo anchovy South America 2.5 SL 1982
Anchoviella nattereri Natterer's anchovy Western Atlantic 5 SL 1879
Anchoviella perezi Western Central Atlantic 3.6 SL 1987
Anchoviella perfasciata Poey's anchovy Western Central Atlantic 11 TL 1860
Anchoviella sanfranciscana South America 12.8 SL 2017
Anchoviella vaillanti Vaillant's anchovy South America 6.8 SL 1908
Cetengraulis edentulus Atlantic anchoveta Western Atlantic 18.2 TL 1829
Cetengraulis mysticetus Pacific anchoveta Eastern Pacific 22 TL 1867
Coilia borneensis Bornean grenadier anchovy Western Central Pacific 12.4 SL 1852
Coilia brachygnathus Yangtse grenadier anchovy Asia 35.4 SL 1908
Coilia coomansi Cooman's grenadier anchovy Western Central Pacific 12.3 SL 1934
Coilia dussumieri Goldspotted grenadier anchovy Indian Ocean 20 SL 1848
Coilia grayii Gray's grenadier anchovy Indo-Pacific 25 SL 1845
Coilia lindmani Lindman's grenadier anchovy Asia 20 SL 1857
Coilia macrognathos Longjaw grenadier anchovy Western Central Pacific 26 SL 1852
Coilia mystus Osbeck's grenadier anchovy Western Pacific 21 SL 1758
Coilia nasus Japanese grenadier anchovy Northwest Pacific 41 TL 1846
Coilia neglecta Neglected grenadier anchovy Indian Ocean 17 SL 1967
Coilia ramcarati Ramcarat grenadier anchovy Indian Ocean 25 TL 1822
Coilia rebentischii Many-fingered grenadier anchovy Western Central Pacific 15.2 SL 1858
Coilia reynaldi Reynald's grenadier anchovy Indian Ocean 15 TL 1848
Encrasicholina devisi Devis' anchovy Indo-Pacific 8 SL 1940
Encrasicholina gloria Red Sea anchovy Western Indian Ocean 7.2 SL 2016
Encrasicholina heteroloba Shorthead anchovy Indo-Pacific 12 SL 1837
Encrasicholina intermedia Shiner anchovy Western Indian Ocean 7.5 SL 2016
Encrasicholina macrocephala Largehead anchovy Western Indian Ocean 5.6 SL 2015
Encrasicholina oligobranchus Philippine anchovy Western Central Pacific 6.2 SL 1983
Encrasicholina punctifer Buccaneer anchovy Indo-Pacific 13 TL 1938
Encrasicholina purpurea Nehu Eastern Central Pacific 7.5 SL 1900
Engraulis albidus Meditteranean 9.5 SL 2004
Engraulis anchoita Argentine anchovy Southwest Atlantic 17 SL 1935
Engraulis australis Australian anchovy Southwest Pacific 15 SL 1790
Engraulis capensis Southern African anchovy Southeast Atlantic 17 SL 1913
Engraulis encrasicolus European anchovy Eastern Atlantic 20 SL 1758
Engraulis eurystole Silver anchovy Western Atlantic 15.5 TL 1884
Engraulis japonicus Japanese anchovy Western Pacific 18 TL 1846
Engraulis mordax Californian anchovy Northeast Pacific 24.8 SL 1854
Engraulis ringens Anchoveta Southeast Pacific 20 SL 1842
Jurengraulis juruensis Jurua anchovy Western Central Atlantic 17.9 SL 1898
Lycengraulis batesii Bates' sabretooth anchovy South America 30 TL 1868
Lycengraulis figueiredoi South America 17.0 SL 2013
Lycengraulis grossidens Atlantic sabretooth anchovy Western Atlantic 23.5 SL 1829
Lycengraulis limnichthys South America 12.8 SL 1949
Lycengraulis poeyi Pacific sabretooth anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 20.5 SL 1863
Lycothrissa crocodilus Sabretoothed thryssa Asia 30 SL 1850
Papuengraulis micropinna Littlefin anchovy Western Central Pacific 12 SL 1964
Pseudosetipinna haizhouensis Northwest Pacific 17.1 SL 1988
Pterengraulis atherinoides Wingfin anchovy Western Central and South 30 TL 1766
Setipinna breviceps Shorthead hairfin anchovy Western Central Pacific 24 SL 1849
Setipinna brevifilis Short-hairfin anchovy Asia 26 SL 1848
Setipinna melanochir Dusky-hairfin anchovy Western Central Pacific 33 SL 1849
Setipinna paxtoni Humpback hairfin anchovy Eastern Indian Ocean 11 SL 1987
Setipinna phasa Gangetic hairfin anchovy Asia 40 TL 1822
Setipinna taty Scaly hairfin anchovy Indo-West Pacific 22.1 SL 1848
Setipinna tenuifilis Common hairfin anchovy Eastern Indian Ocean 22 SL 1848
Setipinna wheeleri Burma hairfin anchovy Asia 30 NG 1983
Stolephorus advenus False Indian anchovy Western Central Pacific 7.2 SL 1987
Stolephorus andhraensis Andhra anchovy Indo-Pacific 5 SL 1966
Stolephorus apiensis Samoan anchovy Western Pacific 6 SL 1906
Stolephorus baganensis Bagan anchovy Indo-Pacific 10 NG 1933
Stolephorus brachycephalus Broadhead anchovy Western Central Pacific 4.2 SL 1983
Stolephorus carpentariae Gulf of Carpenteria anchovy Western Pacific 5 SL 1882
Stolephorus chinensis China anchovy Western Pacific 9 SL 1880
Stolephorus commersonnii Commerson's anchovy Indo-West Pacific 10 SL 1803
Stolephorus dubiosus Thai anchovy Eastern Indian Ocean 7.5 SL 1983
Stolephorus holodon Natal anchovy Western Indian Ocean 8 SL 1900
Stolephorus indicus Indian anchovy Indo-Pacific 15.5 SL 1823
Stolephorus insularis Hardenberg's anchovy Indo-Pacific 8 SL 1933
Stolephorus multibranchus Caroline anchovy Western Central Pacific 6 SL 1987
Stolephorus nelsoni Nelson's anchovy Eastern Indian Ocean and 7.4 SL 1987
Stolephorus pacificus Pacific anchovy Western Central Pacific 7.7 SL 1984
Stolephorus ronquilloi Ronquillo's anchovy Western Central Pacific 5.3 SL 1983
Stolephorus shantungensis Northwest Pacific 5.8 SL 1978
Stolephorus teguhi Sulawesi anchovy Western Pacific 7.7 SL 2009
Stolephorus tri Spined anchovy Western Pacific 9.5 SL 1852
Stolephorus waitei Spotty-face anchovy Indo-Pacific 9.4 SL 1926
Thryssa adelae Swatow thryssa Northwest Pacific 11 SL 1897
Thryssa aestuaria Estuarine thryssa Western Pacific 13.8 SL 1910
Thryssa baelama Baelama anchovy Indo-Pacific 16 SL 1775
Thryssa brevicauda Short-tail thryssa Western Central Pacific 7.5 SL 1978
Thryssa chefuensis Chefoo thryssa Western Pacific 10.7 SL 1874
Thryssa dayi Day's thryssa Western Indian Ocean 21.5 SL 1983
Thryssa dussumieri Dussumier's thryssa Indo-Pacific 11 SL 1848
Thryssa encrasicholoides False baelama anchovy Indo-Pacific 10.7 SL 1852
Thryssa gautamiensis Gautama thryssa Indian Ocean 21.5 SL 1971
Thryssa hamiltonii Hamilton's thryssa Indo-Pacific 27 SL 1835
Thryssa kammalensis Kammal thryssa Indo-West Pacific 15 SL 1849
Thryssa kammalensoides Godavari thryssa Indian Ocean 11.2 SL 1983
Thryssa malabarica Malabar thryssa Indian Ocean 17.5 SL 1795
Thryssa marasriae Marasri's thryssa Western Central Pacific 6.9 SL 1987
Thryssa mystax Moustached thryssa Indo-West Pacific 20.5 TL 1801
Thryssa polybranchialis Humphead thryssa Indian Ocean 17 SL 1983
Thryssa purava Oblique-jaw thryssa Indian Ocean 15.5 SL 1822
Thryssa rastrosa Fly river thryssa Oceania 12 SL 1978
Thryssa scratchleyi New Guinea thryssa Asia and Oceania 40 SL 1886
Thryssa setirostris Longjaw thryssa Indo-Pacific 18 SL 1782
Thryssa spinidens Bengal thryssa Eastern Indian Ocean 16.5 SL 1925
Thryssa stenosoma Slender thryssa Eastern Indian Ocean 15 SL 1983
Thryssa vitrirostris Orangemouth anchovy Indian Ocean 20 TL 1908
Thryssa whiteheadi Whitehead's thryssa Western Indian Ocean 15.8 SL 1983



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