Anchoa chamensis Hildebrand, 1943
Chame Point anchovy
Anchoa chamensis
photo by FAO

Family:  Engraulidae (Anchovies), subfamily: Engraulinae
Max. size:  6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; depth range 0 - 50 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Panama Bay.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 21-24. Snout very short, about 1/2 eye diameter; maxilla short, tip bluntly pointed, just reaching onto inter-operculum; gill cover canals of walkeri-type. Anal fin moderate, its origin below about middle of dorsal fin base. A silver stripe along flank, about 3/4 eye diameter (above anal fin base); a distinct dark line along back and on edge of tail.
Biology:  Occurs in coastal waters. More data needed.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 12 March 2018 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.07.13
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 26.06.95

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