Teleostei (teleosts) > Clupeiformes
(Herrings) > Engraulidae
(Anchovies) > Engraulinae
Etymology: Stolephorus: Greek, stole, -es = garment + Greek, pherein = to carry (Ref. 45335); insignus: Name from Latin 'insignus' meaning emblem, referring to the two pairs of distinct patches on the head..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated. Subtropical
Western Pacific: northern Taiwan, the Philippines and Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 128118)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is distinguished by the following characters: gill rakers on frst gill arch, upper series 19-21 (modally 20), lower series 26-28 (27) (lower series), total 46-49 (47); gill rakers on second gill arch, upper series 13-15 (14), lower series 22-26 (23), total 36-41 (38); gill rakers on third gill arch, upper series 11-12 (11), lower series 13-15 (14, 15), total 24-27 (25); gill rakers on fourth gill arch, upper series 8-10 (8), lower series 10-13 (11), total 18-22 (19); prepelvic scutes 4-7 (4); upper jaw long, its posterior tip is slightly short of or just reaching to posterior border of preopercle; predorsal scutes absent; pelvic scute no spine; posterior border of preopercle convex, rounded; parietal and occipital regions with distinct paired dark patches; dorsum no dark lines; no black spots below eye and lower-jaw tip; body relatively deep, 19.5-21.1% (mean 20.3%) of SL; anal-fn base is short, its length 19.0-20.1% (19.7%) of SL; caudal peduncle is relatively long, its length 18.4-19.8% (19.0) of SL; posterior tip of pelvic fn reaching to third to ffth dorsal-fn ray base (Ref. 128118).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hata, H. and H. Motomura, 2018. Stolephorus insignus, a new anchovy from the western Pacifc, and redescription of Stolephorus apiensis (Jordan and Seale 1906) (Clupeiformes: Engraulidae). Ichthyol. Res.1-9. (Ref. 128118)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00562 (0.00259 - 0.01222), b=3.18 (3.00 - 3.36), 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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).