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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Engraulidae Anchovies
Subfamily: Coiliinae
Genus: Setipinna

(See list of species below)



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8 species (see list below)

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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)

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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 FAO

Asia
Max. Length 18.5 cm SL
Setipinna wheeleri Wongratana, 1983

Photo by FAO
 
Setipinna wheeleri
[Burma hairfin anchovy]
8 Species of Family Engraulidae with Genus Setipinna
(Anchovies)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1849 Setipinna breviceps Shorthead hairfin anchovy Western Central Pacific 24 SL
1848 Setipinna brevifilis Short-hairfin anchovy Asia 26 SL
1849 Setipinna melanochir Dusky-hairfin anchovy Western Central Pacific 33 SL
1987 Setipinna paxtoni Humpback hairfin anchovy Eastern Indian Ocean 11 SL
1822 Setipinna phasa Gangetic hairfin anchovy Asia 40 TL
1848 Setipinna taty Scaly hairfin anchovy Indo-West Pacific 22.1 SL
1848 Setipinna tenuifilis Common hairfin anchovy Eastern Indian Ocean 22 SL
1983 Setipinna wheeleri Burma hairfin anchovy Asia 18.5 SL



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