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Species: Anchoa chamensis, Chame anchovy

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snout < eye, round
silver stripe ~ 3/4 eye
back: dark line
top jaw passes preopercle, blunt
lower gill rakers 18-23
pectoral short
A: 21-24, origin under center D

Anchoa chamensis Hildebrand, 1943

Chame anchovy

Elongate, slender, compressed body; snout very short, rounded (~ ½ eye diameter); upper jaw long, tip bluntly pointed, reaching onto interopercle; membrane between gill covers not expanded at rear; third gill arch with a few short rakers on its rear face; 18-23 lower gill rakers; no large canine teeth; dorsal fin origin in mid-body, fin relatively low; anal fin with moderate base, iii, 21-24 rays, origin under middle of dorsal; pectoral short, not reaching pelvics; anus nearer tips of pelvics than anal fin.

Width of silver stripe on flank ~ ¾ eye diameter; a dark line along the back & tail top.

Size: 7.5 cm.

Habitat: marine, pelagic, coastal.

Depth: 0-10 m?

Costa Rica and Panama.

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  • Marine
  • Marine Only
  • Inshore Only
  • Inshore
Water Column Position
  • Water column only
  • Surface
  • Near Surface
  • Water column
FishBase Habitat
  • Pelagic
Feeding Group
  • Planktivore
  • No Data
  • Zooplankton
  • Phytoplankton
  • No Data
  • Pelagic fish larvae
  • Pelagic fish eggs
Egg Type
  • No data
  • Pelagic larva
  • Pelagic
Global Endemism
  • Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
  • East Pacific endemic
  • All species
Regional Endemism
  • All species
  • Continent only
  • Panamic province endemic
  • Continent
  • Continental TEP endemic
  • TEP endemic
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo)
IUCN Red List
  • Vulnerable
  • Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 7.5
Depth Range Min
  • 0
Depth Range Max
  • 10