IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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  Common names: anchovy (English), anchoa (Espanol)
Anchoa mundeoloides (Breder, 1928)

Northern gulf anchovy

Moderately deep, compressed; snout pointed, ~ ¾ eye diameter; top jaw medium length, reaching to interopercle, tip bluntly pointed; membrane between gill covers not expanded at rear; third gill arch with a few short rakers on its rear face; 17-21 lower gill rakers; no large canine teeth; dorsal fin origin in mid-body; anal fin base long, 26-31 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 (~ pupil diameter).

Size: 15 cm.

Habitat marine, coastal pelagic.

Depth: 0-10 m?

Southern Baja and the Gulf of California to Costa Rica


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