Species catalogue


Order Clupeiformes
Family Engraulidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Body very elongated, without abdominal crest. Prominent and rounded nose. Wide mouth. Upper jaw long and pointed. Bluish green on dorsum and silver ventral face.

FAO code
Engraulis encrasicolus
Blue fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
  • Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Fishing seasons
apr may jun jul aug sep
International denominations
Germany Sardelle
France Anchois européen
Italy Alice ancioa
Portugal Enchova
United Kingdom Anchovy
Japan Katakuchiiwashi
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Purse seines

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