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

(See list of species below)



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9 species (see list below)

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Meditteranean
Max. Length 9.4 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 Hutson, K.

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

Photo by Hutson, K.
 
Engraulis australis
[Australian anchovy]
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 17 cm SL

 
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]
9 Species of Family Engraulidae with Genus Engraulis
(Anchovies)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
2004 Engraulis albidus Meditteranean 9.4 SL
1935 Engraulis anchoita Argentine anchovy Southwest Atlantic 17 SL
1790 Engraulis australis Australian anchovy Southwest Pacific 15 SL
1913 Engraulis capensis Southern African anchovy Southeast Atlantic 17 SL
1758 Engraulis encrasicolus European anchovy Eastern Atlantic 20 SL
1884 Engraulis eurystole Silver anchovy Western Atlantic 15.5 TL
1846 Engraulis japonicus Japanese anchovy Western Pacific 18 TL
1854 Engraulis mordax Californian anchovy Northeast Pacific 24.8 SL
1842 Engraulis ringens Anchoveta Southeast Pacific 20 SL



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