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

Color: yellowish white with prominent silvery lateral band on sides from head to caudal.Greenish black pigment concentration on the occiput forming a blotch.

Body elongate, more or less compressed laterally.Maxillaries extend to the posterior margin of the opercula, dilated at the level of the mandibulary joints with smoothly curved dorsal sharpenings and pointed posterior ends. Lower margins of the maxillaries with fine spiny serrations. Operculum and preoperculum entire with no serrations.Base of anal fin 4-4-5-3 in length. Pectorals pointed, Ventrals slightly longer than the diameter of eye. Caudal forked. Gill rakers 19-21.Scales cycloid with parallel striae. Striae on those behind the dorsalfin slightly reticulated in the middle; more so on those on the caudal peduncle.Abdominal spiny scutes 4-7 between pectoral and ventral fins, usually 6.Vertebrae 39-40.

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• Kerala, Trivandrum INDIA
• Palk Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar 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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