Overview

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Biology

This species is observed in brackish lagoons from the start of spring to the end of summer; leaves the lagoons in autumn to the nearby coastal marine waters. It is presumed to spawn in lagoons in the summer (based on the observation of concentrations of small-sized anchovies together with large densities of eggs in the Thau lagoon, southern France, in July and on the presence of sexually mature individuals, 8-9 cm SL, in the Mauguio and Prevost lagoons, southern France, observed as early as May. In the northern Adriatic Sea, it lives at salinities less than 38 psu and depths less than 50 m (Ref. 76782).
  • Borsa, P., A. Collet and J.-D. Durand 2004 Nuclear-DNA markers confirm the presence of two anchovy species in the Mediterranean. C. R. Biol. 327:1113-1123. (Ref. 76782)
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Distribution

Mediterranean Sea.
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Meditteranean: apparently along the shoreline of Camargue in NW Mediterranean Sea; Mauguio, Prevost, and Thau lagoons in southern France; northern Adriatic Sea.
  • Borsa, P., A. Collet and J.-D. Durand 2004 Nuclear-DNA markers confirm the presence of two anchovy species in the Mediterranean. C. R. Biol. 327:1113-1123. (Ref. 76782)
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

9.5 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 76782))
  • Borsa, P., A. Collet and J.-D. Durand 2004 Nuclear-DNA markers confirm the presence of two anchovy species in the Mediterranean. C. R. Biol. 327:1113-1123. (Ref. 76782)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

pelagic-neritic; brackish; marine
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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