Stolephorus baganensis   Hardenberg,  1933 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: FAO

Size: Max length 10.0 cm NG male/unsexed

Belly with 6 or 7 (rarely 8) small needle-like pre-pelvic scutes; a small pre-dorsal spine and another spine on the pelvic scute. Maxilla pointed, reaching to or beyond hind border of pre-operculum, the latter concave, indented near maxilla tip. Few small teeth on upper edge of hyoid bones in some specimens. A double pigment line on back behind dorsal fin. Dorsal spines (total): 0; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 18 - 19.

Dioecious, external fertilization, nonguarders, open water/substratum egg scatterers.

Synonym (s)
Stolephorus baganensis bengalensis (Dutt & Babu Rao, 1959)
(Junior synonym)
Anchoviella baganensis (Hardenberg, 1933)
(Senior synonym)
Stolephorus baganensis macrops Hardenberg, 1933
(Junior synonym)
Stolephorus macrops Hardenberg, 1933
(Junior synonym)
Stolephorus tri (non Bleeker, 1852)
(Misapplied name)

Common Name (s)
• Dindus (Marathi)
• Anchovy (English)
• Buccaneer Anchovy (English)
• Nethili (Tamil)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries; marketed fresh or dried)

Habitat:  Pelagic, Estuarine


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at -
  • Encyclopedia of Life Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Das, P; De, SP; Bhowmik, RM; Pandit, IK; Sengupta, R; Nandi, AC; Thakurta, SC and Saha, S (2007) Piscine diversity of West Bengal Fishing chimes 27(5) 15-28 Available at - NIO, Goa

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