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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Engraulidae Anchovies
Subfamily: Engraulinae
Genus: Anchoa

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Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Anchoa analis (Miller, 1945)

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Anchoa analis
[Longfin Pacific anchovy]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 12.5 cm TL
Anchoa argentivittata (Regan, 1904)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Anchoa argentivittata
[Regan's anchovy]



Central America
Max. Length 5.8 cm SL
Anchoa belizensis (Thomerson & Greenfield, 1975)

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Anchoa belizensis
[Belize anchovy]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Anchoa cayorum (Fowler, 1906)

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Anchoa cayorum
[Key anchovy]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Anchoa chamensis Hildebrand, 1943

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Anchoa chamensis
[Chame Point anchovy]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Anchoa choerostoma (Goode, 1874)

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Anchoa choerostoma
[Bermuda anchovy]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Anchoa colonensis Hildebrand, 1943

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Anchoa colonensis
[Narrow-striped anchovy]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 13.3 cm SL
Anchoa compressa (Girard, 1858)

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Anchoa compressa
[Deep body anchovy]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Anchoa cubana (Poey, 1868)

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Anchoa cubana
[Cuban anchovy]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 8.9 cm TL
Anchoa curta (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

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Anchoa curta
[Short anchovy]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Anchoa delicatissima (Girard, 1854)

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Anchoa delicatissima
[Slough anchovy]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Anchoa eigenmannia (Meek & Hildebrand, 1923)

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Anchoa eigenmannia
[Eigenmann's anchovy]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Anchoa exigua (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

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Anchoa exigua
[Slender anchovy]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Anchoa filifera (Fowler, 1915)

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Anchoa filifera
[Longfinger anchovy]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Anchoa helleri (Hubbs, 1921)

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Anchoa helleri
[Heller's anchovy]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15.3 cm TL
Anchoa hepsetus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Anchoa hepsetus
[Broad-striped anchovy]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Anchoa ischana (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

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Anchoa ischana
[Sharpnose anchovy]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 10.2 cm TL
Anchoa januaria (Steindachner, 1879)

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Anchoa januaria
[Rio anchovy]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Anchoa lamprotaenia Hildebrand, 1943

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Anchoa lamprotaenia
[Big-eye anchovy]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 13.2 cm SL
Anchoa lucida (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

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Anchoa lucida
[Bright anchovy]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Anchoa lyolepis (Evermann & Marsh, 1900)

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Anchoa lyolepis
[Shortfinger anchovy]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Anchoa marinii Hildebrand, 1943

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Anchoa marinii
[Marini's anchovy]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Anchoa mitchilli (Valenciennes, 1848)

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Anchoa mitchilli
[Bay anchovy]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 12.5 cm SL
Anchoa mundeola (Gilbert & Pierson, 1898)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Anchoa mundeola
[False Panama anchovy]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Anchoa mundeoloides (Breder, 1928)

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Anchoa mundeoloides
[Northern Gulf anchovy]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Anchoa nasus (Kner & Steindachner, 1867)

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Anchoa nasus
[Longnose anchovy]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 18.7 cm TL
Anchoa panamensis (Steindachner, 1876)

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Anchoa panamensis
[Panama anchovy]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 9.1 cm TL
Anchoa parva (Meek & Hildebrand, 1923)

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Anchoa parva
[Little anchovy]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL
Anchoa pectoralis Hildebrand, 1943

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Anchoa pectoralis
[Bigfin anchovy]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL
Anchoa scofieldi (Jordan & Culver, 1895)

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Anchoa scofieldi
[Scofield's anchovy]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Anchoa spinifer (Valenciennes, 1848)

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Anchoa spinifer
[Spicule anchovy]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 7.7 cm SL
Anchoa starksi (Gilbert & Pierson, 1898)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Anchoa starksi
[Starks's anchovy]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 11.8 cm TL
Anchoa tricolor (Spix & Agassiz, 1829)

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Anchoa tricolor
[Piquitinga anchovy]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Anchoa trinitatis (Fowler, 1915)

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Anchoa trinitatis
[Trinidad anchovy]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 14.5 cm TL
Anchoa walkeri Baldwin & Chang, 1970

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Anchoa walkeri
[Persistent anchovy]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Anchoa analis Longfin Pacific anchovy Eastern Pacific 10 SL 1945
Anchoa argentivittata Regan's anchovy Eastern Pacific 12.5 TL 1904
Anchoa belizensis Belize anchovy Central America 5.8 SL 1975
Anchoa cayorum Key anchovy Western Central Atlantic 11 TL 1906
Anchoa chamensis Chame Point anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 6 SL 1943
Anchoa choerostoma Bermuda anchovy Western Central Atlantic 7.5 SL 1874
Anchoa colonensis Narrow-striped anchovy Western Central Atlantic 14 TL 1943
Anchoa compressa Deep body anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 13.3 SL 1858
Anchoa cubana Cuban anchovy Western Atlantic 10 TL 1868
Anchoa curta Short anchovy Eastern Pacific 8.9 TL 1882
Anchoa delicatissima Slough anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 12 TL 1854
Anchoa eigenmannia Eigenmann's anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 8 TL 1923
Anchoa exigua Slender anchovy Eastern Pacific 7.5 TL 1882
Anchoa filifera Longfinger anchovy Western Atlantic 12 TL 1915
Anchoa helleri Heller's anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 8.5 SL 1921
Anchoa hepsetus Broad-striped anchovy Western Atlantic 15.3 TL 1758
Anchoa ischana Sharpnose anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 17 TL 1882
Anchoa januaria Rio anchovy Southwest Atlantic 10.2 TL 1879
Anchoa lamprotaenia Big-eye anchovy Western Central Atlantic 12 TL 1943
Anchoa lucida Bright anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 13.2 SL 1882
Anchoa lyolepis Shortfinger anchovy Western Atlantic 12 TL 1900
Anchoa marinii Marini's anchovy Southwest Atlantic 14 SL 1943
Anchoa mitchilli Bay anchovy Western Atlantic 10 SL 1848
Anchoa mundeola False Panama anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 12.5 SL 1898
Anchoa mundeoloides Northern Gulf anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 15 TL 1928
Anchoa nasus Longnose anchovy Eastern Pacific 17 TL 1867
Anchoa panamensis Panama anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 18.7 TL 1876
Anchoa parva Little anchovy Western Central Atlantic 9.1 TL 1923
Anchoa pectoralis Bigfin anchovy Southwest Atlantic 6.8 SL 1943
Anchoa scofieldi Scofield's anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 6.2 SL 1895
Anchoa spinifer Spicule anchovy Western Atlantic 24 TL 1848
Anchoa starksi Starks's anchovy Eastern Pacific 7.7 SL 1898
Anchoa tricolor Piquitinga anchovy Southwest Atlantic 11.8 TL 1829
Anchoa trinitatis Trinidad anchovy Western Central Atlantic 14 TL 1915
Anchoa walkeri Persistent anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 14.5 TL 1970



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