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

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

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Anchoviella balboae
© Copyright Ross Robertson, 2006 · 12

Main identification features
  • snout very short, blunt;eye large
  • tail yellow, black edges
  • top jaw not passing preoperculum
  • pectoral long
  • a: moderate base, origin below center d


Small, moderately compressed; snout very short, blunt (in eastern Pacific species); top jaw short, not extending beyond front edge of preoperculum, with blunt tip; gill rakers fine, up to 35 on lower part of 1st gill arch, present on rear surface of 3rd arch; gill membranes not broadly joined below gills; dorsal fin origin at about mid-body; anal fin base of moderate length, origin under mid-dorsal (in Pacific species).

A new world genus of over 14 species, one of which is endemic to the tropical eastern Pacific.

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  • 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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