IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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  Common names: anchovy (English), anchoa (Espanol)
Anchoa scofieldi (Jordan & Culver in Jordan, 1895)

Scofield's anchovy,     Yellow anchovy

Moderately elongate, strongly compressed; snout short (~ ¾ eye); top jaw medium length, pointed; reaching onto interopercle, tip pointed; membrane between gill covers not expanded at rear; third gill arch with a few short rakers on its rear face; 12-14 lower gill rakers; no large canine teeth; dorsal fin origin in mid-body; anal fin base medium length, 21-25 rays, origin under or a little before middle of dorsal fin; pectorals short, not reaching to pelvics .

Silver stripe along flank broad, (~ eye diameter wide).

Size: 8 cm.

Habitat: marine, coastal pelagic.

Depth: 0-10 m?

Jalisco (Mexico) to Ecuador.


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