IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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  Common names: anchovy (English), anchoa (Espanol)
Anchoa lucida (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Bright anchovy

Moderately elongate, compressed;  eye large; snout short, blunt, ~ ¾ eye diameter; top jaw medium length, reaching onto interopercle, tip bluntly pointed; membrane between gill covers not expanded at rear; third gill arch with a few short rakers on its rear face; 18-23 lower gill rakers; no large canine teeth; dorsal fin origin in mid-body; anal fin base long, 22-28 rays, origin under middle of dorsal fin; tips of pelvics reach under dorsal fin origin; pectorals long, just reach pelvic origin.

Silver stripe along flank narrow (~ ½ eye diameter); dark spot at tip of chin; dark on nape and tail tips.

Size: 16 cm.

Habitat marine, coastal pelagic, mostly in bays, estuaries and lagoons.

Depth: 0-10 m?.

The Pacific coast of lower Baja and the Gulf of California to northern Peru.


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