Anchoa mitchilli

Anchoa mitchilli
Bay Anchovy – Anchoa mitchilli
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
EngraulidaeAnchoa mitchilli(Valenciennes)1848Bay Anchovy

Anchoa mitchilli

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 at vertical through dorsal-fin origin.

Similar Species:

Dusky Anchovy
Anchoa lyolepis

Striped Anchovy
Anchoa hepsetus

Cuban Anchovy
Anchoa cubana

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

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.

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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