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Anchoa choerostoma  (Goode, 1874)

Bermuda anchovy
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Clupeiformes (Herrings) > Engraulidae (Anchovies) > Engraulinae
Etymology: Anchoa: Italian ancioa = anchovy (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 189).   Temperate, preferred ?; 34°N - 30°N, 67°W - 62°W (Ref. 189)

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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).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 189)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Anal spines: 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     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Specimens with well-developed eggs were taken in June, suggesting a summer spawning period (Ref. 189). Spawn in school (Ref. 205).

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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. (Ref. 189)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Endangered (EN) (B1ab(v)+2ab(v))

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of potential interest
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