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| Common names: anchovy (English), anchoa (Espanol) |
Anchoa analis (Miller, 1945)
Longfin Pacific anchovy
Elongate, compressed body, snout moderate length, blunt; top jaw short (not quite reaching preopercle) with blunt, rounded tip; membrane between gill covers not expanded at rear; third gill arch with a few short rakers on its rear face; 21-24 lower gill rakers; no large canine teeth dorsal fin origin over anal origin; anal fin with very long base, 28-34 rays; pectorals short, not reaching pelvics.
Grey-green above, silvery below; a silver stripe ~ ¾ eye diameter along flank.
Size: 12.5 cm.
Habitat: shallow coastal lagoons.
Depth: 0-10 m?
SE Gulf of California.