Anchoviella jamesi (Jordan & Seale, 1926)
James's anchovy
Anchoviella jamesi
photo by FAO

Family:  Engraulidae (Anchovies), subfamily: Engraulinae
Max. size:  5.02 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: Amazon system (Ucayali, Jutai, Tapaj√≥s, Tocantins and probably other tributaries, also Rio Negro) and Orinoco (middle reaches).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 16-21. Body fairly slender, somewhat compressed. Snout very short, about 1/2 eye diameter; maxilla very short, tip bluntly rounded, reaching only a little beyond hind rim of eye; gill cover canals of panamensis-type. Anal fin moderate, its origin below about middle of dorsal fin base. A silver stripe along flank.
Biology:  Occurs in middle and upper reaches of rivers. More data needed.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 06 March 2017 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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