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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Engraulidae Anchovies
Subfamily: Engraulinae


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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
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 9.4 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
Pterengraulis atherinoides Wingfin anchovy Western Central and South 30 TL 1766
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



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