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

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Anchoviella alleni Allen's anchovy South America 8.8 SL 1940
Anchoviella balboae Balboa anchovy Eastern Central Pacific 7.2 SL 1926
Anchoviella blackburni Blackburns's anchovy Western Central Atlantic 3 SL 1943
Anchoviella brevirostris Snubnose anchovy Western Atlantic 9 TL 1868
Anchoviella carrikeri Carriker's anchovy South America 6.5 SL 1940
Anchoviella cayennensis Cayenne anchovy Western Atlantic 13.5 SL 1946
Anchoviella elongata Elongate anchovy Western Central Atlantic 11 TL 1923
Anchoviella guianensis Guyana anchovy South America 11.3 TL 1912
Anchoviella jamesi James's anchovy South America 5.0 SL 1926
Anchoviella juruasanga South America 5.3 SL 2012
Anchoviella lepidentostole Broadband anchovy Western Atlantic 16.4 TL 1911
Anchoviella manamensis Manamo anchovy South America 2.5 SL 1982
Anchoviella nattereri Natterer's anchovy Western Atlantic 5 SL 1879
Anchoviella perezi Western Central Atlantic 3.6 SL 1987
Anchoviella perfasciata Poey's anchovy Western Central Atlantic 11 TL 1860
Anchoviella sanfranciscana South America 12.8 SL 2017
Anchoviella vaillanti Vaillant's anchovy South America 6.8 SL 1908



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