Anchoa cubana

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
EngraulidaeAnchoa cubana(Poey)1868Cuban Anchovy

Anchoa cubana

Unique Characters: Maxilla long, tip pointed, reaching onto or beyond preoperculum. Pseudobranch short, not extending onto inner face of operculum Anus opening nearer to pelvic-fin tips than to anal-fin origin. Anal-fin origin more posterior, at or near vertical through midpoint of dorsal fin.

Similar Species:

Dusky Anchovy
Anchoa lyolepis

Striped Anchovy
Anchoa hepsetus

Bay Anchovy
Anchoa mitchilli

Anchoa mitchilli
Bay Anchovy – Anchoa mitchilli

Dusky Anchovy Anchoa lyolepis. Maxilla long, tip pointed, reaching onto or beyond preoperculum. Pseudobranch long, greater than eye diameter, extending onto inner face of operculum.

Striped Anchovy Anchoa hepsetus. Maxilla long, tip pointed, reaching onto or beyond preoperculum. Pseudobranch short, not extending onto inner face of operculum Anus closer to anal-fin origin than to pelvic-fin tips.

Bay Anchovy Anchoa mitchilli. Maxilla long, tip pointed, reaching onto or beyond preoperculum. Pseudobranch short, not extending onto inner face of operculum Anus opening nearer to pelvic-fin tips than to anal-fin origin. Anal-fin origin at vertical through dorsal-fin origin.

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