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Peruvian anchovy

Order Clupeiformes
Family Engraulidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Slender, elongated, rather round in cross-section body. Snout pointed; maxilla short, tip bluntly rounded, tip of lower jaw in front of nostril. A single dorsal fin located approximately in the middle of the body. Short pectoral fins, ventral fins in abdominal position, anal fin of base greater than dorsal fin and similar form, caudal fin forked. Anal fin origin well behind base of last dorsal finray. The high number of gillrakers distinguishes it from all Pacific species of Anchoa. Color: body shiny blue or green, there is a silver stripe along flank in young individuals which disappears with age. Standard maximum length: 20 cm.

FAO code
Engraulis ringens
Blue fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Fishing seasons
mar apr may jun jul aug sep
International denominations
Germany Peru-Sardelle
China 秘鲁鳀
France Anchois du Pérou
Italy Acciuga del Cile
Portugal Biqueirao do Perú
United Kingdom Peruvian anchovy
Japan Iwashi
Fishing areas
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