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Engraulis capensis  Gilchrist, 1913

Southern African anchovy
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Clupeiformes (Herrings) > Engraulidae (Anchovies) > Engraulinae
Etymology: Engraulis: Greek, eggraulis, -eos = anchovy (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range ? - 450 m (Ref. 36731).   Tropical

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 9.5  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36731)

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Southeast Atlantic: South Africa and Namibia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Larvae and juveniles were observed to be selective, raptorial carnivores and switched to non-selective filter feeding omnivory when adults. Caught with purse seines in South Africa and Naminia (Ref. 80687).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Bianchi, G., K.E. Carpenter, J.-P. Roux, F.J. Molloy, D. Boyer and H.J. Boyer, 1999. Field guide to the living marine resources of Namibia. FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. Rome, FAO. 265 p., 11 colour plates. (Ref. 36731)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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