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

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Stolephorus advenus False Indian anchovy Western Central Pacific 7.2 SL 1987
Stolephorus andhraensis Andhra anchovy Indo-Pacific 5 SL 1966
Stolephorus apiensis Samoan anchovy Western Pacific 6 SL 1906
Stolephorus baganensis Bagan anchovy Indo-Pacific 10 NG 1933
Stolephorus brachycephalus Broadhead anchovy Western Central Pacific 4.2 SL 1983
Stolephorus carpentariae Gulf of Carpenteria anchovy Western Pacific 5 SL 1882
Stolephorus chinensis China anchovy Western Pacific 9 SL 1880
Stolephorus commersonnii Commerson's anchovy Indo-West Pacific 10 SL 1803
Stolephorus dubiosus Thai anchovy Eastern Indian Ocean 7.5 SL 1983
Stolephorus holodon Natal anchovy Western Indian Ocean 8 SL 1900
Stolephorus indicus Indian anchovy Indo-Pacific 15.5 SL 1823
Stolephorus insularis Hardenberg's anchovy Indo-Pacific 8 SL 1933
Stolephorus multibranchus Caroline anchovy Western Central Pacific 6 SL 1987
Stolephorus nelsoni Nelson's anchovy Eastern Indian Ocean and 7.4 SL 1987
Stolephorus pacificus Pacific anchovy Western Central Pacific 7.7 SL 1984
Stolephorus ronquilloi Ronquillo's anchovy Western Central Pacific 5.3 SL 1983
Stolephorus shantungensis Northwest Pacific 5.8 SL 1978
Stolephorus teguhi Sulawesi anchovy Western Pacific 7.7 SL 2009
Stolephorus tri Spined anchovy Western Pacific 9.5 SL 1852
Stolephorus waitei Spotty-face anchovy Indo-Pacific 9.4 SL 1926



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