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| Common names: anchovy (English), anchoa (Espanol) |
Anchoa nasus (Kner & Steindachner, 1867)
Longnose anchovy, Bignose anchovy
Body fairly round, elongate; snout pointed, long, > ¾ eye diameter; top jaw long, reaching almost to gill opening, tip pointed; membrane between gill covers not expanded at rear; third gill arch with a few short rakers on its rear face; 21-28 lower gill rakers; no large canine teeth; dorsal fin origin in mid-body; anal fin base medium length, 20-25 rays, origin under or behind last dorsal fin ray; pectoral short, not reaching pelvics.
Silver stripe along flank broad, ~ eye diameter wide, faint or absent in large fish.
Size: 17 cm.
Habitat: marine, coastal pelagic, enters bays, tolerates lower salinities.
Depth: 0-10 m?
Southern Baja and the Gulf of California to Chile.