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

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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Encrasicholina devisi (Whitley, 1940)

Photo by Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.
 
Encrasicholina devisi
[Devis' anchovy]
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Max. Length 7.2 cm SL

 
Encrasicholina gloria
[Red Sea anchovy]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Encrasicholina heteroloba (Rüppell, 1837)

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Encrasicholina heteroloba
[Shorthead anchovy]
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Max. Length 7.5 cm SL

 
Encrasicholina intermedia
[Shiner anchovy]
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Max. Length 5.6 cm SL

 
Encrasicholina macrocephala
[Largehead anchovy]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL
Encrasicholina oligobranchus (Wongratana, 1983)

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Encrasicholina oligobranchus
[Philippine anchovy]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Encrasicholina punctifer Fowler, 1938

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Encrasicholina punctifer
[Buccaneer anchovy]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Encrasicholina purpurea (Fowler, 1900)

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Encrasicholina purpurea
[Nehu]



8 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Encrasicholina devisi Devis' anchovy Indo-Pacific 8 SL 1940
Encrasicholina gloria Red Sea anchovy Western Indian Ocean 7.2 SL 2016
Encrasicholina heteroloba Shorthead anchovy Indo-Pacific 12 SL 1837
Encrasicholina intermedia Shiner anchovy Western Indian Ocean 7.5 SL 2016
Encrasicholina macrocephala Largehead anchovy Western Indian Ocean 5.6 SL 2015
Encrasicholina oligobranchus Philippine anchovy Western Central Pacific 6.2 SL 1983
Encrasicholina punctifer Buccaneer anchovy Indo-Pacific 13 TL 1938
Encrasicholina purpurea Nehu Eastern Central Pacific 7.5 SL 1900



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