Peruvian anchovy

Order: 
Clupeiformes
Family: 
Engraulidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Slender, elongated, rather round in cross-section body. Snout pointed; maxilla short, tip bluntly rounded, tip of lower jaw in front of nostril. A single dorsal fin located approximately in the middle of the body. Short pectoral fins, ventral fins in abdominal position, anal fin of base greater than dorsal fin and similar form, caudal fin forked. Anal fin origin well behind base of last dorsal finray. The high number of gillrakers distinguishes it from all Pacific species of Anchoa. Color: body shiny blue or green, there is a silver stripe along flank in young individuals which disappears with age. Standard maximum length: 20 cm.

International Designations

Germany: 
Peru-Sardelle
France: 
Anchois du Pérou
Italy: 
Acciuga del Cile
Portugal: 
Biqueirao do Perú
UK: 
Peruvian anchovy
China: 
秘鲁鳀
Japan: 
Iwashi
Fishing gears: 
Purse seines
FAO code: 
VET
Scientific name: 
Engraulis ringens
Type: 
Blue fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
4310015
Fishing seasons: 
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP