IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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  Common names: anchovy (English), anchoa (Espanol)
Anchoa walkeri Baldwin & Chang, 1970

Persistent anchovy,     Walker's anchovy

Body moderately deep, about 25% of SL, compressed; snout medium length, medium point; top jaw long, to edge of gill opening, sharp point; membrane between gill covers not expanded at rear; third gill arch with a few short rakers on its rear face; 17-22 lower gill rakers; no large canine teeth; dorsal fin origin in mid-body; anal fin base long, 23-32 rays, origin under or just behind origin of dorsal fin; pectoral broad and long, passing pelvic base.

Silver stripe along flank broad, ~ eye diameter wide; tail with a black border, often orange center.

Size: 14.5 cm.

Habitat: marine, coastal pelagic, dirty water around bays and river mouths, enters rivers.

Depth: 0-50 m.

The tip of Baja and the NW and E Gulf of California to Ecuador.   


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