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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Engraulidae Anchovies
Subfamily: Engraulinae
Genus: Lycengraulis

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5 species
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South America
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Lycengraulis batesii (Günther, 1868)

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
Lycengraulis batesii
[Bates' sabretooth anchovy]
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Max. Length 17.0 cm SL

Lycengraulis figueiredoi

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 23.5 cm SL
Lycengraulis grossidens (Spix & Agassiz, 1829)

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Lycengraulis grossidens
[Atlantic sabretooth anchovy]

South America
Max. Length 12.8 cm SL
Lycengraulis limnichthys Schultz, 1949

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Lycengraulis limnichthys

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 20.5 cm SL
Lycengraulis poeyi (Kner, 1863)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
Lycengraulis poeyi
[Pacific sabretooth anchovy]


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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Lycengraulis batesii Bates' sabretooth anchovy South America 30 TL 1868
Lycengraulis figueiredoi South America 17.0 SL 2013
Lycengraulis grossidens Atlantic sabretooth anchovy Western Atlantic 23.5 SL 1829
Lycengraulis limnichthys South America 12.8 SL 1949
Lycengraulis poeyi Pacific sabretooth anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 20.5 SL 1863

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