Anchoa hepsetus

Anchoa hepsetus
Striped Anchovy – Anchoa hepsetus
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
EngraulidaeAnchoa hepsetus(Linnaeus)1758Striped Anchovy

Anchoa hepsetus

Unique Characters: 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.

Similar Species:

Dusky Anchovy
Anchoa lyolepis

Bay Anchovy
Anchoa mitchilli

Cuban Anchovy
Anchoa cubana

Anchoa lyolepis
Dusky Anchovy – Anchoa lyolepis Photo Credit: G.W. Link
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.

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.

Cuban Anchovy Anchoa cubana. 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.

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