Anchoviella balboae (Jordan & Seale, 1926)
Balboa anchovy
Anchoviella balboae
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Engraulidae (Anchovies), subfamily: Engraulinae
Max. size:  7.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Panama. Occurrence in El Salvador is probably an error.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 17-23. Body fairly stout, somewhat compressed. Snout very short, scarcely longer than pupil; maxilla short, tip bluntly rounded, not quite reaching to articulation of lower jaw; lower gill rakers increasing with size of fish; gill cover canals of Walkeri-type. Pectoral fin very large, reaching almost to pelvic fin base; anal fin moderately long, its origin under about middle of dorsal fin base.
Biology:  A schooling fish. More data needed.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 17 July 2017 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.07.13
Checked by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 05.04.94

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