Other identification tools | FishBase

Fish Identification: Find Species

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

(See list of species below)



Select Class:     Select Order:   
Select Family: Subfamily:     Select Genus:

Select Ocean (marine/brackish) or Continent (freshwater):
Select a country:
Only include species occuring above: m

Total number of spines in dorsal and anal fins (optional).      Enter total length (TL) and maximum body depth (BD)

Show family drawings / Hide family drawings



8 species in
(see list below)
Export file

1 of 1 Jump to:



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm SL
Setipinna breviceps (Cantor, 1849)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Setipinna breviceps
[Shorthead hairfin anchovy]



Asia
Max. Length 26 cm SL
Setipinna brevifilis (Valenciennes, 1848)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Setipinna brevifilis
[Short-hairfin anchovy]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 33 cm SL
Setipinna melanochir (Bleeker, 1849)

Photo by Photo by WWF-Canon / Vidthayanon, C.
 
Setipinna melanochir
[Dusky-hairfin anchovy]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Setipinna paxtoni Wongratana, 1987

Photo by Photo by Mark Tonks, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
 
Setipinna paxtoni
[Humpback hairfin anchovy]



Asia
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Setipinna phasa (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Sen, S.K.
 
Setipinna phasa
[Gangetic hairfin anchovy]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 22.1 cm SL
Setipinna taty (Valenciennes, 1848)

Photo by Photo by Hossain, M.A.R.
 
Setipinna taty
[Scaly hairfin anchovy]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Setipinna tenuifilis (Valenciennes, 1848)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Setipinna tenuifilis
[Common hairfin anchovy]



Asia
Max. Length 30 cm NG
Setipinna wheeleri Wongratana, 1983

Photo by Photo by Win, T.
 
Setipinna wheeleri
[Burma hairfin anchovy]



8 species

Sort by: Species Length Year
1 of 1 Jump to:
Export file
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



Other identification tools in FishBase


Quick Identification
Identification keys
Identification by morphometrics
Identification by pictures:
          If you already know the Family, go to Search FishBase, select Family and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in FishBase for the family.

          If you already know the Country, go to
Search FishBase, select Country and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in FishBase for the country.

          If you already know the Ecosystem, go to
Search FishBase, select Ecosystem and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in FishBase for the ecosystem.
cfm script by eagbayani, 30.11.04, ,  php script by cmilitante, 05/11/2010 ,  last modified by cmilitante, 14/03/2013