Stolephorus ronquilloi Wongratana, 1983
Ronquillo's anchovy
photo by FAO

Family:  Engraulidae (Anchovies), subfamily: Engraulinae
Max. size:  5.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; marine; depth range 0 - 50 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: known only from the Philippines. Indian Ocean, Thailand and Singapore records were based on Stolephorus insularis.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 17-18. Belly with 4 to 7 small needle-like pre-pelvic scutes. Maxilla tip pointed, reaching to or beyond hind border of pre-operculum, the latter concave, indented near maxilla tip. Anal fin short, with origin below anterior part of dorsal fin base.
Biology:  A schooling species found in coastal waters. Not common in museum collections, so perhaps not very abundant. More specimens and data needed.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 01 March 2017 Ref. (124695)
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: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 12.07.94

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