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Vulnerable (VU)

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  Common names: anchovy (English), anchoa (Espanol)
Anchoa chamensis Hildebrand, 1943

Chame anchovy

Elongate, slender, compressed body; snout very short, rounded (~ ½ eye diameter); 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; 18-23 lower gill rakers; no large canine teeth; dorsal fin origin in mid-body, fin relatively low; anal fin with moderate base, 21-24 rays, origin under middle of dorsal; pectoral short, not reaching pelvics; anus nearer tips of pelvics than anal fin.

Width of silver stripe on flank ~ ¾ eye diameter; a dark line along the back.

Size: 7.5 cm.

Habitat: marine, pelagic, coastal.

Depth: 0-10 m?

The Gulf of Panama.


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