Encrasicholina punctifer

Species: Encrasicholina punctifer

English Name: Buccaneer Anchovy

Chinese Name: 布氏半棱鳀

Family: Engraulidae

Description:

This anchovy is belly rounded with 3 to 6 sharp needle-like pre-pelvic scutes. Its anal fin is short and originates behind base of last dorsal fin ray. Can grow up to a length of 13 cm. Lives inshore and in oceanic waters. Minor commercialized for human and used as bait for tuna.

© 1984 Whitehead, P.J.P.

© 1984 Whitehead, P.J.P.

© 2004 Hermosa, Jr., Gregorio V.

© 2004 Hermosa, Jr., Gregorio V.

© 1997 Randall, John E.

© 1997 Randall, John E.

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References:

- Whitehead, P.J.P., G.J. Nelson and T. Wongratana, 1988. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 7. Clupeoid fishes of the world (Suborder Clupeoidei). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the herrings, sardines, pilchards, sprats, shads, anchovies and wolf-herrings. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(7/2):305-579. Rome: FAO.