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Bay Anchovy: Anchoa mitchilli

Appearance:

  • Snout very short, only slightly overhanging mouth
  • Anal fin begins below beginning of dorsal fin
  • Body relatively deep when compared to striped anchovy
  • Silver stripe on body, often faint or absent toward front
  • Stripe fades after death

Similar Species: Striped anchovy, A. hepsetus (anal fin begins below middle of dorsal fin) 

Size: Up to 4 inches

 

Habitat:

Shallow bays and estuaries. Common in brackish waters.

Behavior:

Form dense schools and tolerate a wide range of salinities.

Additional Information

Recreational Regulations


Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles



FWC Facts:
The life expectancy for Gulf sturgeon is 20-42 years. The oldest age documented for a tagged and recaptured Suwannee River Gulf sturgeon is about 27-28 years.

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