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Engraulis ringens

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top jaw reaches FRONT of preopercle
 
lower jaw tip extends BEFORE nostril

 
A origin well BEHIND D base
 

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Engraulis ringens Jenyns, 1842

Peruvian anchoveta

Body elongated, rounded; snout long, sharply pointed, prominent; top jaw moderate, reaching only to front edge of preoperculum, with pointed tip; tip of bottom jaw reaching before nostril; fine teeth on lower jaw; gill filament on body under gill cover large, reaching onto inner surface of gill cover; membrane under throat between gill covers not expanded at rear, gill rakers fine and slender, 38-49 lower rakers, third gill arch with rakers on rear surface; gill branch under gill cover longer than eye; dorsal fin origin in mid-body; pectoral short, not reaching pelvics; anal fin short (iii, 18), origin well behind dorsal fin base .

Silver stripe along flank in young fish only.


Size: to 24 cm.

Habitat: marine, coastal pelagic, usually within 80 km of shore.

Depth: 0-50 m?

Ecuador to Chile, Galapagos as a vagrant.

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