IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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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.


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