Anchoviella heteroloba [Status Unaccepted]   (Ruppell,  1835) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Small-sized and slender fishes with a prominent snout,not much compressed laterally. Maxillaries reach the preopercula. Origin of anal behind the end of dorsal. Abdominal spiny scutes generally 5-6.Gill rakers 23-25. Vertebrae 41-43; usually 42. Mature ovarian eggs oval-shaped without a knob.

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Prey:  copepods, Larval bivalves, cladocerans, mainly Evadne, cirripede larvae, at times, Lucifer, fish post-larvae, crab megalopa and phytoplankton


• Kerala, Off Calicut INDIA (Record: 1948-1953) (Depth: 3.65-14.63 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • (1998) Fauna of Mahanadi estuary: Orissa ZSI, Kolkatta 218 pp
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Venkataraman, G (1960) Studies on the food and feeding relationships of the inshore fishes off Calicut on the Malabar coast Indian Journal of Fisheries Indian Council of Agricultural Research 7 (2) 275-306 Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • 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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