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striped-anchovy

Striped Anchovy

Anchoa hepsetus

Description: Snout length somewhat less than eye diameter; silver stripe on body narrow – width less than eye diameter or snout length throughout; back greenish; some yellowish about the head; melanophores outline all dorsal scales, especially those behind the dorsal fin; dorsal fin begins above a point well in front of anal fin, and ends above front rays of anal fin; 14 to 17 dorsal fin rays (usually 16), 15 to 18 pectoral fin rays (usually 16 to 17), and 20 to 24 anal fin rays (usually 21 to 23).

Size: To 15 cm (6 in.).

Illustration: © Diane Rome Peebles

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