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Striped Anchovy: Anchoa hepsetus

Appearance:

  • Snout length somewhat less than eye diameter
  • Anal fin begins below middle of dorsal fin
  • Silver stripe on body
  • Greenish color on back

Similar Species: Bay anchovy, A. mitchilli (anal fin begins below beginning of dorsal fin) 

Size: Up to 6 inches 

Habitat:

Shallow bays and estuaries

Behavior:

Form dense schools and tolerate a wide range of salinities.

Additional Information

Recreational Regulations


Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles



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