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Species: Anchoa analis, Longfin Pacific anchovy

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snout moderate, rounded
stripe ~ 3/4 eye
top jaw not to preopercle, blunt
21-24 lower gill rakers
pectoral short
A: 28-34, origin under D origin

Anchoa analis (Miller, 1945)

Longfin Pacific anchovy

Elongate, compressed body, snout moderate length, blunt; rear of the mouth extends well behind the eye; top jaw short (not quite reaching preopercle) with blunt, rounded tip; lower jaw suspended below head; no large canine teeth;  membrane between gill covers not expanded at rear; 21-24  lower gill rakers;third gill arch with a few short rakers on its rear face, 6-7 upper rakers; dorsal fin origin over anal origin; anal fin with very long base, iii,28-34 rays; pectorals short, not reaching pelvics; pelvics well behind pectorals, before dorsal fin base.

Grey-green above, silvery below; a silver stripe ~ ¾ eye diameter along flank.

Size: 12.5 cm.

Habitat: shallow coastal lagoons.

Depth: 0-10 m?

SE Gulf of California.

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  • Freshwater
  • Non Marine
  • Brackish
  • Inshore Only
  • Inshore
Water Column Position
  • Water column only
  • Near Surface
  • Surface
  • Soft bottom (mud/sand/gravel/beach/estuary/mangrove/seagrass)
  • Estuary
  • Water column
  • Freshwater
FishBase Habitat
  • Pelagic
Feeding Group
  • Planktivore
  • No Data
  • No Data
  • Zooplankton
  • Pelagic fish larvae
  • Phytoplankton
  • Pelagic fish eggs
Egg Type
  • Pelagic
  • Pelagic larva
  • No data
Global Endemism
  • All species
  • Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
  • East Pacific endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Continental TEP endemic
  • TEP endemic
  • Continent
  • Cortez + Mexican provinces endemic
  • All species
  • Continent only
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Northern Tropical (Mexican Province to Nicaragua + Revillagigedos)
  • Northern Subtropical (Cortez Province + Sinaloan Gap)
IUCN Red List
  • Data deficient
  • Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 12.5
Depth Range Min
  • 0
Depth Range Max
  • 10