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Genus: Anchoviella, Anchovies, Anchovy

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top jaw short, blunt, not/reaching preoperculum
gill rakers 14-35
short gill branch under gill cover
A moderate base, origin under rear 1/2 D



Small, moderately compressed; snout prominent, conical, projecting, moderate to very short, blunt; rear of the mouth extends well behind the eye; lower jaw suspended below head; top jaw short, not extending beyond front edge of preoperculum, with blunt tip; gill rakers slender, 14-35 lower rakers, rakers present on rear surface of 3rd arch, gill branches under gill cover small (<eye); gill membranes not broadly joined below gills; dorsal fin origin at about mid-body; anal fin base of moderate length, its origin under or behind dorsal base; pelvics well behind pectorals, before dorsal fin base.

A new world genus of over 14 species, with two endemics, one NW Atlantic and three W Atlantic species in the Greater Caribbean.