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| Common names: anchovy (English), anchoa (Espanol) |
Anchoa argentivittata (Regan, 1904)
Silverstripe anchovy, Regan's anchovy
Elongate, slender, compressed body; snout relatively long, blunt; upper jaw long, tip bluntly pointed, reaching onto interopercle; membrane between gill covers not expanded at rear; third gill arch with a few short rakers on its rear face; 17-20 lower gill rakers; no large canine teeth; dorsal fin origin in mid-body; pelvics reach under dorsal origin; anal fin with very short base, 14-17 rays, origin under last dorsal ray; pectorals short, not reaching pelvics.
Grey-green above; width of silver stripe on flank ~ eye diameter.
Size: 12.5 cm.
Habitat: marine, pelagic and coastal over sand and gravel bottoms.
Depth: 0-10 m?
Central eastern Gulf of California to Ecuador, and the Galapagos.