Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Clupeiformes
(Herrings) > Engraulidae
(Anchovies) > Engraulinae
Etymology: Stolephorus: Greek, stole, -es = garment + Greek, pherein = to carry (Ref. 45335); babarani: Named for Prof. Ricardo P. Babaran, the University of the Philippines Visayas, for his great contributions to surveys by the authors and other collaborators at Iloilo during 2013–2017, when the new species was collected.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Pacific: Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 121596)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 20 - 23;
Vertebrae: 39. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: upper jaw rather long, 20.8-22.3% SL (mean 21.3%), with posterior tip slightly short of or just reaching posterior margin of opercle; snout short, 3.6-3.9% SL (mean 3.8%) without predorsal scute; pelvic scute no spine; gill rakers on first gill arch, 16-18 (mode 17) in upper series, 21-23 (22) in lower series, 38-41 (40) in total; gill rakers on second gill arch 10-13 (12) in upper series, 18-21 (20) in lower series, 30-33 (31) in total; gill rakers on third gill arch 8-9 (9) in upper series, 11-13 (12) in lower series, 19-22 (21) in total; gill rakers on fourth gill arch 7-8 (8) in upper series, 9-11 (10) in lower, 16-18 (18) in total; gill rakers of third gill arch 4-6 (5) on hind face; prepelvic scutes 4-6 (6); transverse scales 8; pseudobranchial filaments 17-23 (20); paired dark patches present on parietal and occipital regions; without dark lines on dorsum; with numerous black spots on suborbital area (in adults), snout and tip of lower jaw; head is rather short, 23.9-25.5% SL (mean 24.6%); pelvic fin is relatively long, 8.1-9.4% SL (8.8%), depressed pelvic fin do not usually reach posteriorly to vertical through dorsal-fin origin; D-P1 distance 32.8-36.5% SL (35.1%), 133.9-151.8% HL (143.0%) (Ref. 121596).
Known to be abundantly landed at the fish markets during July to September (Ref. 121596).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hata, H., S. Lavoué and H. Motomura, 2020. Stolephorus babarani, a new species of anchovy (Teleostei: Clupeiformes: Engraulidae) from Panay Island, central Philippines. Zootaxa 4718(4):509-520. (Ref. 121596)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00525 (0.00249 - 0.01105), b=3.13 (2.96 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .