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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Engraulidae Anchovies
Subfamily: Coiliinae
Genus: Setipinna

(See list of species below)



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Setipinna breviceps Shorthead hairfin anchovy Western Central Pacific 24 SL 1849
Setipinna brevifilis Short-hairfin anchovy Asia 26 SL 1848
Setipinna melanochir Dusky-hairfin anchovy Western Central Pacific 33 SL 1849
Setipinna paxtoni Humpback hairfin anchovy Eastern Indian Ocean 11 SL 1987
Setipinna phasa Gangetic hairfin anchovy Asia 40 TL 1822
Setipinna taty Scaly hairfin anchovy Indo-West Pacific 22.1 SL 1848
Setipinna tenuifilis Common hairfin anchovy Eastern Indian Ocean 22 SL 1848
Setipinna wheeleri Burma hairfin anchovy Asia 30 NG 1983



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