Stolephorus buccaneeri   Strasburg,  1960 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Color: Body pale cream when scales lost; bright silvery stripe along flanks.

Body fusiform, subcylindrical; belly rounded, with 2 to 6 (rarely 7) needle-like scutes between pectoral and pelvic fins. Snout prominent but rounded; maxilla tip truncate (blunt), not reaching to anterior border of pre-operculum; muscular portion of isthmus not reaching to hind border of branchiostegal membrane, leaving exposed a small (white or silvery) diamond-shaped fleshy plate (easily visible without lens). Gillrakers on lower arm of first arch usually 23 to 26. Dorsal fin with ii 11 to 15 rays. Anal fin with ii 12 to 15 rays, its origin behind last dorsal ray.

Synonym (s)
Stolephorus buccaneeri Strasburg, 1960

Common Name (s)
• Buccaneer Anchovy (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial



• Kerala INDIA (Record: 1984)
• Persian Gulf (Record: 1984)
• INDIA (Record: 1984)

Literature Source(s)
  • Talwar, PK and Kacker, RK (1984) Commercial sea fishes of India ZSI, Calcutta 997 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Whitehead, PJP (1972) A synopsis of the clupeoid fishes of India Journal of the marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 14(1) 160-256 Available at - NIO, Goa

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