Anchoa lyolepis

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
EngraulidaeAnchoa lyolepis(Evermann and Marsh)1900Dusky Anchovy

Anchoa lyolepis

Unique Characters: Maxilla long, tip pointed, reaching onto or beyond preoperculum. Pseudobranch long, greater than eye diameter, extending onto inner face of operculum.

Similar Species:

Striped Anchovy
Anchoa hepsetus

Bay Anchovy
Anchoa mitchilli

Cuban Anchovy
Anchoa cubana

Anchoa mitchilli
Bay Anchovy – Anchoa mitchilli

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.

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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