Anchoviella baganensis [Status Unaccepted]   (Hardenberg)  1933 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Color: yellowish white with a prominent silvery lateral band from head to caudal, glistening greenish black pigment concentration forms a blotch on the occiput. Thin, paired pigment lines of greenish black pigments run from end of dorsal to caudal.

Body elongate and laterally compressed;Maxillaries extend to the posterior margin of the opercula, dilated above mandibular joint and with elongated sharpenings and pointed posterior ends,Lower margins of the maxillaries with fine spiny serrations. Operculum and preoperculum entire with no serrations. Origin of dorsal nearer to caudal . A small independent spine in front of dorsal .Origin of anal before end of dorsal. Base of anal fin 4'4-5-3 in length. Pectorals pointed, Ventrals larger than the diameter of eye, caudal forked. Gill rakers (on lower arm of the first gill arch) 20-26, Scales cycloid. Those in front of dorsal usually with more or less parallel striae running across while the striae on the scales behind the dorsal more or less broken in the middle and reticulated especially on those on the caudal peduncle. Abdominal spiny scutes 6-7

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Economic Importance and Threats



• Kerala, Trivandrum (Lat: 8.48) (Long: 76.92) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Kerala, Trivandrum INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (1998) Fauna of Mahanadi estuary: Orissa ZSI, Kolkatta 218 pp
  • George, KC; (1958) On the occurrence of Anchoviella baganensis (hardenberg) and Anchoviella bataviensis (hardenberg) along the south-east and south-west coasts of india Indian Journal of Fisheries The Editorial Committee, India Journal of Fisheries for the Minister of Food and Agriculture Government of India 5(2) 348-356 Available at -

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