Setipinna taty (Valenciennes, 1848)
Scaly hairfin anchovy
Setipinna taty
photo by Hossain, M.A.R.

Family:  Engraulidae (Anchovies), subfamily: Coiliinae
Max. size:  15.3 cm TL (male/unsexed); 22.1 cm SL (female)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; depth range 0 - 50 m, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Bay of Bengal south to Penang; Thailand south to Java and southern Kalimantan, but no certain records from the Philippines, Sulawesi or Papua New Guinea. Records of this species from about Hong Kong northward refer to Setipinna tenuifilis.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 45-55. Belly with 20 to 29 + 9 to 14 = 32 to 40 keeled scutes from isthmus to anus. Lower gill rakers with the serrae distinctly clumped. Pectoral filament long, reaching to base of 23rd to last anal fin ray. Scales present on dorsal and anal fins.
Biology:  A schooling species found mainly in coastal waters, but also entering estuaries (e.g. the Hooghly). More data needed, based on certain identifications, since at least some records must have been based on S. tenuifilis. One of the commonest species of Setipinna.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 28 February 2017 Ref. (120744)
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: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 13.07.94

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