Stolephorus commersonnii   Lacepede,  1803 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: Max length 10.0 cm SL; Common length 8.5 cm SL

Color: Body light transparent fleshy brown with a pair of dark patches behind occiput, followed by a pair of lines to dorsal fin origin. Bears a silver stripe on flanks.

Belly slightly rounded with 0-5 small needle-like pre-pelvic scutes. Maxilla tip pointed, reaching to or a little beyond hind border of pre-operculum, the latter convex, rounded. Small teeth on hyoid bones. Isthmus muscle tapering evenly forward. Anal soft rays: 18 - 19.

Synonym (s)
Anchovia commersoniana (Lacepede, 1803)
Anchoviella commersonii (Lacepede, 1803)
Clupea tuberculosa Lacepede, 1803
Stolephorus commerrianus Lacepede, 1803
Stolephorus commerson Lacepede, 1803
Stolephorus commersoni Lacepede, 1803
Stolephorus commersonianus Lacepede, 1803
Stolephorus commersonii Lacepede, 1803
Stolephorus rex Jordan & Seale, 1926

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

Habitat:  Pelagic, Estuarine, Rocky, Sandy, Coastal


• Maharashtra, Malvan (Lat: 16.07) (Long: 73.47) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Tike, MJ; Samant, JS; Mohite, SA (2009) Diversity status of minor fish and shellfish along Malvan coast, Maharshtra Indian Journal of Applied and Pure Biology Indian Journal of Applied and Pure Biology, India 24(2) 441-448 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -

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