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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Engraulidae Anchovies
Subfamily: Engraulinae
Genus: Anchovia

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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Anchovia clupeoides (Swainson, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Krumme, U.
 
Anchovia clupeoides
[Zabaleta anchovy]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Anchovia macrolepidota (Kner, 1863)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Anchovia macrolepidota
[Bigscale anchovy]



Central and South America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Anchovia surinamensis (Bleeker, 1865)

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Anchovia surinamensis
[Surinam anchovy]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Anchovia clupeoides Zabaleta anchovy Western Atlantic 30 TL 1839
Anchovia macrolepidota Bigscale anchovy Eastern Pacific 25 TL 1863
Anchovia surinamensis Surinam anchovy Central and South America 15 TL 1865



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