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Engraulis mordax Californian anchovy

Engraulis mordaxis commonly referred to as Californian anchovy. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Chris Grossman, USA

Northern Anchovy(Engraulis mordax),San Nicolas Island, August 20-21, 2005


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lexID:
4957 
AphiaID:
272286 
Scientific:
Engraulis mordax 
German:
Amerikanische Sardelle 
English:
Californian Anchovy 
Category:
Herrings 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Clupeiformes (Order) > Engraulidae (Family) > Engraulis (Genus) > mordax (Species) 
Initial determination:
Girard, 1854 
Occurrence:
Canada , Gulf of California, Gulf of Mexico, Mexico (East Pacific), USA 
Size:
5.91" - 9.76" (15cm - 24.8cm) 
Temperature:
°F - 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Amphipods, Copepods, Detritus, Fish larvae, Invertebrates, Krill, Mysis, Ostracodes (seed shrimps), Phytoplankton, Snails 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-01-07 18:01:41 

Info

Girard, 1854

Biology:
Anchovies are small baitfish that supply supper for many other animals and are an important part of the open ocean food web.
They feed on microscopic morsels and then make a meal for passing fishes, marine mammals and seabirds.

Distribution:
Northeast Pacific: northern Vancouver Island south to Cape San Lucas, Baja California, Mexico. Two subspecies recognized: Engraulis mordax mordax from British Columbia to Baja California and Engraulis mordax nanus in Bays of California.


External links

  1. Diver.net Chris Grossman's Underwater Photography (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Homepage Heinz Mahler (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. Wikipedia zu Schwarmfischen (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  5. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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