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

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24 species (see list below)

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Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Thryssa adelae (Rutter, 1897)

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Thryssa adelae
[Swatow thryssa]

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Western Pacific
Max. Length 13.8 cm SL
Thryssa aestuaria (Ogilby, 1910)

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Thryssa aestuaria
[Estuarine thryssa]

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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Thryssa baelama (Forsskål, 1775)

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Thryssa baelama
[Baelama anchovy]

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Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Thryssa brevicauda Roberts, 1978

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Thryssa brevicauda
[Short-tail thryssa]

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Western Pacific
Max. Length 10.7 cm SL
Thryssa chefuensis (Günther, 1874)

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Thryssa chefuensis
[Chefoo thryssa]

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 21.5 cm SL
Thryssa dayi Wongratana, 1983

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Thryssa dayi
[Day's thryssa]

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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Thryssa dussumieri (Valenciennes, 1848)

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Thryssa dussumieri
[Dussumier's thryssa]

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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10.7 cm SL
Thryssa encrasicholoides (Bleeker, 1852)

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Thryssa encrasicholoides
[False baelama anchovy]

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Indian Ocean
Max. Length 21.5 cm SL
Thryssa gautamiensis Babu Rao, 1971

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Thryssa gautamiensis
[Gautama thryssa]

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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm SL
Thryssa hamiltonii Gray, 1835

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Thryssa hamiltonii
[Hamilton's thryssa]

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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Thryssa kammalensis (Bleeker, 1849)

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Thryssa kammalensis
[Kammal thryssa]

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Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.2 cm SL
Thryssa kammalensoides Wongratana, 1983

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Thryssa kammalensoides
[Godavari thryssa]

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Indian Ocean
Max. Length 17.5 cm SL
Thryssa malabarica (Bloch, 1795)

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Thryssa malabarica
[Malabar thryssa]

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Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.9 cm SL
Thryssa marasriae Wongratana, 1987

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Thryssa marasriae
[Marasri's thryssa]

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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20.5 cm TL
Thryssa mystax (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

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Thryssa mystax
[Moustached thryssa]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Thryssa polybranchialis Wongratana, 1983

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Thryssa polybranchialis
[Humphead thryssa]

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Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15.5 cm SL
Thryssa purava (Hamilton, 1822)

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Thryssa purava
[Oblique-jaw thryssa]

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Oceania
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Thryssa rastrosa Roberts, 1978

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Thryssa rastrosa
[Fly river thryssa]

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Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Thryssa scratchleyi (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1886)

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Thryssa scratchleyi
[New Guinea thryssa]

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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Thryssa setirostris (Broussonet, 1782)

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Thryssa setirostris
[Longjaw thryssa]

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Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16.5 cm SL
Thryssa spinidens (Jordan & Seale, 1925)

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Thryssa spinidens
[Bengal thryssa]

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Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Thryssa stenosoma Wongratana, 1983

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Thryssa stenosoma
[Slender thryssa]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Thryssa vitrirostris (Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908)

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Thryssa vitrirostris
[Orangemouth anchovy]

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15.8 cm SL
Thryssa whiteheadi Wongratana, 1983

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Thryssa whiteheadi
[Whitehead's thryssa]
24 Species of Family Engraulidae with Genus Thryssa
(Anchovies)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1897 Thryssa adelae Swatow thryssa Northwest Pacific 11 SL
1910 Thryssa aestuaria Estuarine thryssa Western Pacific 13.8 SL
1775 Thryssa baelama Baelama anchovy Indo-Pacific 16 SL
1978 Thryssa brevicauda Short-tail thryssa Western Central Pacific 7.5 SL
1874 Thryssa chefuensis Chefoo thryssa Western Pacific 10.7 SL
1983 Thryssa dayi Day's thryssa Western Indian Ocean 21.5 SL
1848 Thryssa dussumieri Dussumier's thryssa Indo-Pacific 11 SL
1852 Thryssa encrasicholoides False baelama anchovy Indo-Pacific 10.7 SL
1971 Thryssa gautamiensis Gautama thryssa Indian Ocean 21.5 SL
1835 Thryssa hamiltonii Hamilton's thryssa Indo-Pacific 27 SL
1849 Thryssa kammalensis Kammal thryssa Indo-West Pacific 15 SL
1983 Thryssa kammalensoides Godavari thryssa Indian Ocean 11.2 SL
1795 Thryssa malabarica Malabar thryssa Indian Ocean 17.5 SL
1987 Thryssa marasriae Marasri's thryssa Western Central Pacific 6.9 SL
1801 Thryssa mystax Moustached thryssa Indo-West Pacific 20.5 TL
1983 Thryssa polybranchialis Humphead thryssa Indian Ocean 17 SL
1822 Thryssa purava Oblique-jaw thryssa Indian Ocean 15.5 SL
1978 Thryssa rastrosa Fly river thryssa Oceania 12 SL
1886 Thryssa scratchleyi New Guinea thryssa Asia and Oceania 40 SL
1782 Thryssa setirostris Longjaw thryssa Indo-Pacific 18 SL
1925 Thryssa spinidens Bengal thryssa Eastern Indian Ocean 16.5 SL
1983 Thryssa stenosoma Slender thryssa Eastern Indian Ocean 15 SL
1908 Thryssa vitrirostris Orangemouth anchovy Indian Ocean 20 TL
1983 Thryssa whiteheadi Whitehead's thryssa Western Indian Ocean 15.8 SL



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