Anchoa choerostoma (Goode, 1874)
Bermuda anchovy
Anchoa choerostoma
photo by FAO

 Family:  Engraulidae (Anchovies), subfamily: Engraulinae
 Max. size:  7.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  pelagic-neritic; depth range 0 - 50 m
 Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: known only from Bermuda. The Panama and Puerto Rico specimens reported in Ref. 6791 were not this species, but perhaps Anchoa lyolepis).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 19-22. Body moderately compressed and slender. Snout short, about 3/4 the eye diameter; maxilla long, its tip sharply pointed, reaching almost to the gill opening; gill cover canals of the walkeri-type. A silver stripe is on the sides.
 Biology:  A schooling species occurring in coastal waters. Apparently common (at least in August, but not in July). Specimens with well developed eggs were taken in June, 1927, suggesting a summer spawning period.
 IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (B1ab(v)+2ab(v)) (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 17.10.90
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.07.13
 Checked by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 09.07.94

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