Anchoviella lepidentostole (Fowler, 1911)
Broadband anchovy
photo by JAMARC

Family:  Engraulidae (Anchovies), subfamily: Engraulinae
Max. size:  18 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 32.0 g
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; freshwater; brackish; marine; depth range 1 - 50 m, anadromous
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Orinoco delta in Venezuela south to Ponta da Cotinga, ParanĂ¡ coast of Brazil.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-17; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 19-26. Body moderately elongate and compressed (Ref. 189). Snout short, about 2/3 eye diameter; maxilla relatively long, tip bluntly rounded, reaching to pre-operculum; gill cover canals of walkeri-type (Ref. 189). Anal fin fairly long, its origin below about middle of dorsal fin base. A broad silver stripe along flank, equal or greater than eye diameter below dorsal fin (Ref. 189).
Biology:  A schooling species found inshore. Most likely anadromous, entering estuaries and freshwater. Feeds on crustacean larvae or small invertebrates (Ref. 12225). Female maximum length from Ref. 71685.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 10 September 2014 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 04.12.20
Checked by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 09.07.94

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