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

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35 species (see list below)

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

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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]

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

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Anchoa belizensis
[Belize anchovy]

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

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Anchoa cayorum
[Key anchovy]

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

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Anchoa chamensis
[Chame Point anchovy]

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

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Anchoa choerostoma
[Bermuda anchovy]

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

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Anchoa colonensis
[Narrow-striped anchovy]

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

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Anchoa compressa
[Deep body anchovy]

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

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Anchoa cubana
[Cuban anchovy]

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

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Anchoa curta
[Short anchovy]

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

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Anchoa delicatissima
[Slough anchovy]

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

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Anchoa eigenmannia
[Eigenmann's anchovy]

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

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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]

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

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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 14 cm TL
Anchoa ischana (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

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

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Anchoa januaria (Steindachner, 1879)

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

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

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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]

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

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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 12.5 cm SL
Anchoa panamensis (Steindachner, 1876)

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

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Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Anchoa parva (Meek & Hildebrand, 1923)

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Anchoa parva
[Little anchovy]

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

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Anchoa pectoralis
[Bigfin anchovy]

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

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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]

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

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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]
35 Species of Family Engraulidae with Genus Anchoa
(Anchovies)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1945 Anchoa analis Longfin Pacific anchovy Eastern Pacific 10 SL
1904 Anchoa argentivittata Regan's anchovy Eastern Pacific 12.5 TL
1975 Anchoa belizensis Belize anchovy Central America 5.8 SL
1906 Anchoa cayorum Key anchovy Western Central Atlantic 11 TL
1943 Anchoa chamensis Chame Point anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 6 SL
1874 Anchoa choerostoma Bermuda anchovy Western Central Atlantic 7.5 SL
1943 Anchoa colonensis Narrow-striped anchovy Western Central Atlantic 14 TL
1858 Anchoa compressa Deep body anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 13.3 SL
1868 Anchoa cubana Cuban anchovy Western Atlantic 10 TL
1882 Anchoa curta Short anchovy Eastern Pacific 8.9 TL
1854 Anchoa delicatissima Slough anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 12 TL
1923 Anchoa eigenmannia Eigenmann's anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 8 TL
1882 Anchoa exigua Slender anchovy Eastern Pacific 7.5 TL
1915 Anchoa filifera Longfinger anchovy Western Atlantic 12 TL
1921 Anchoa helleri Heller's anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 8.5 SL
1758 Anchoa hepsetus Broad-striped anchovy Western Atlantic 15.3 TL
1882 Anchoa ischana Sharpnose anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 14 TL
1879 Anchoa januaria Rio anchovy Southwest Atlantic 7.5 TL
1943 Anchoa lamprotaenia Big-eye anchovy Western Central Atlantic 12 TL
1882 Anchoa lucida Bright anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 13.2 SL
1900 Anchoa lyolepis Shortfinger anchovy Western Atlantic 12 TL
1943 Anchoa marinii Marini's anchovy Southwest Atlantic 14 SL
1848 Anchoa mitchilli Bay anchovy Western Atlantic 10 SL
1898 Anchoa mundeola False Panama anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 12.5 SL
1928 Anchoa mundeoloides Northern Gulf anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 15 TL
1867 Anchoa nasus Longnose anchovy Eastern Pacific 17 TL
1876 Anchoa panamensis Panama anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 12.5 SL
1923 Anchoa parva Little anchovy Western Central Atlantic 6 SL
1943 Anchoa pectoralis Bigfin anchovy Southwest Atlantic 6.8 SL
1895 Anchoa scofieldi Scofield's anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 6.2 SL
1848 Anchoa spinifer Spicule anchovy Western Atlantic 24 TL
1898 Anchoa starksi Starks's anchovy Eastern Pacific 7.7 SL
1829 Anchoa tricolor Piquitinga anchovy Southwest Atlantic 11.8 TL
1915 Anchoa trinitatis Trinidad anchovy Western Central Atlantic 14 TL
1970 Anchoa walkeri Persistent anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 14.5 TL



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