Anchoa analis (Miller, 1945)
Longfin Pacific anchovy
photo by FAO

Family:  Engraulidae (Anchovies), subfamily: Engraulinae
Max. size:  10 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; brackish; marine; depth range 1 - 2 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: coast of Mexico from the Yaqui River south to about Tuxpan, Nayarit.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 28-34. Snout moderate, about 3/4 eye diameter; maxilla moderate, tip obliquely rounded, almost reaching to pre-operculum; gill cover canals of panamensis-type. Pectoral fins long, reaching to or just beyond pelvic fin base; anal fin very long, its origin under or just before or behind dorsal fin origin. A silver stripe along flank, about 3/4 eye diameter.
Biology:  Occurs in shallow coastal waters (lagoons or estuaries), but apparently not in the sea. Inhabits somewhat murky brackish to salt water over mud or firm sand with a veneer of mud. One of the top three dominant fishes in the Huizache-Caimanero lagoon system in Mexico.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 05 March 2018 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.07.13
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 24.11.95

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