Common names: anchovy (English), anchoa (Espanol)
Anchoa helleri (Hubbs, 1921)
Gulf anchovy, Heller's anchovy
Elongate, relatively slender; snout relatively long, blunt; upper jaw long, tip bluntly pointed, reaching onto interopercle; membrane between gill covers not expanded at rear; third gill arch with a few short rakers on its rear face; 16-21 lower gill rakers; no large canine teeth; dorsal fin origin in mid-body; pelvics reach under dorsal origin; anal fin with short base, 17-21 (rarely 23) rays, origin under last few dorsal rays; pectorals short, not reaching pelvics.
Grey-green above; silver stripe on flank ~ eye diameter wide.
Size: 10 cm.
Habitat: marine, pelagic and coastal over sand and gravel bottoms.
Depth: 0-10 m?.
The Gulf of California.