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Anchoa januaria  (Steindachner, 1879)

Rio anchovy
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

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

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; pelagic-neritic; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 189).   Tropical, preferred ?; 4°S - 29°S, 50°W - 35°W (Ref. 189)

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Southwest Atlantic: Brazil, from Ceará to Santa Catarina. Occurrence north of Brazil needs verification.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 6.5  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37032); common length : 5.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 189)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 192 - 22. Snout moderate, about 1/2 eye or a little more; maxilla moderate, tip not sharply pointed, not or only just reaching hind border of pre-operculum; gill cover canals of walkeri-type. Anal fairly short, its origin under about midpoint of dorsal fin base. Anus nearer to pelvic fin tips than to anal fin origin. Silver stripe along flank, about 1/2 eye diameter or a little more.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A schooling species occurring in coastal waters. Recorded in salinities of 7.94-31.31 ppt in the Santa Cruz canal, Pernambuco, Brazil. More data needed based on correct identifications.

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

Spawn in school (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest
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