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Anchoviella balboae (Jordan and Seale, 1926)
BALBOA ANCHOVY
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Anchoviella balboae
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Anchoviella balboae

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Anchoviella balboae
© Copyright Ross Robertson, 2006 · 12
Anchoviella balboae
Anchoviella balboae
© Copyright Ross Robertson, 2006 · 12
Anchoviella balboae

Anchoviella balboae
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Anchoviella balboae
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Overview
Main identification features Dorsal rays 13-15; anal medium base, 20-26 rays; number of gill rakers on lower limb of first arch increasing with growth, ranging from about 20 in juveniles to 28-35 in adults; body depth 3.5-4.0 in standard length; snout short and bluntly rounded; eye large; upper jaw (maxilla) short, barely reaching beyond level of rear edge of eye, its rear tip bluntly rounded; membrane under operculum short, narrow.

Bluish on back, silvery below; a narrow silver stripe rearward of the level of the pelvic fins; dorsal fin with a yellow tint; black pigment along bases of dorsal and anal fins; tail fin yellow, with a broad black margin and narrow black upper and lower border.

Size: to 9 cm.

Occurs along sandy shores forming large schools.

Depth: 0-10 m?.

El Salvador to Panama.


Attributes
Abundance: Common.
Cites: Not listed.
Climate Zone: Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo).
Depth Range Max: 10 m.
Depth Range Min: 0 m.
Diet: zooplankton; phytoplankton; pelagic fish larvae; pelagic fish eggs.
Eastern Pacific Range: Northern limit=14; Southern limit=8; Western limit=-89; Eastern limit=-78; Latitudinal range=6; Longitudinal range=11.
Egg Type: Pelagic; Pelagic larva.
Feeding Group: Planktivore.
FishBase Habitat: Pelagic.
Global Endemism: Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic; East Pacific endemic; All species.
Habitat: Water column; Estuary.
Inshore Offshore: Inshore; Inshore Only.
IUCN Red List: Not evaluated / Listed.
Length Max: 9 cm.
Regional Endemism: Continent; Continent only; TEP endemic; Continental TEP endemic; Panamic province endemic; All species.
Residency: Resident.
Salinity: Brackish; Marine.
Water Column Position: Near Surface; Surface; Water column only;


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References
  • Fischer , W. , Krup , F. , Schneider , W. , Sommer , C. , Carpenter , K. E. and Niem, V. H., 1995., Guia FAO para la Identificacion de Especies de para los fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. Volumen II. Vertebrados - Parte 1., FAO2:647-1200.
  • Jordan , and Seale,., 1926., Review of the Engraulidae, with descriptions of new and rare species., Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., Harvard, 67:355-418.
  • Lopez , M. I. and Bussing, W. A., 1982., Lista provisional de los peces marinos de la Costa Rica., Revista de Biologia Tropical, 30(1):5-26.
  • Meek , S.E. and Hildebrand, S.F., 1923., The marine fishes of Panama. Part I., Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Zool. Ser. Publ., XV:1-330.
  • Whitehead , P.J.P. , Nelson , G.J. and Wongratana, T., 1985., Clupeoid fishes of the world (Suborder Clupeoidei). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the herrings, sardines, pilchards, sprats, anchovies and wolf-herrings. Part 2. Engraulididae. FAO species catalogue. Vol. 7., FAO Fish. Synop. No 125, 125(2):305-579.

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