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

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Engraulis albidus Meditteranean 9.5 SL 2004
Engraulis anchoita Argentine anchovy Southwest Atlantic 17 SL 1935
Engraulis australis Australian anchovy Southwest Pacific 15 SL 1790
Engraulis capensis Southern African anchovy Southeast Atlantic 17 SL 1913
Engraulis encrasicolus European anchovy Eastern Atlantic 20 SL 1758
Engraulis eurystole Silver anchovy Western Atlantic 15.5 TL 1884
Engraulis japonicus Japanese anchovy Western Pacific 18 TL 1846
Engraulis mordax Californian anchovy Northeast Pacific 24.8 SL 1854
Engraulis ringens Anchoveta Southeast Pacific 20 SL 1842



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