Setipinna brevifilis (Valenciennes, 1848)
Short-hairfin anchovy
photo by FAO

 Family:  Engraulidae (Anchovies), subfamily: Coiliinae
 Max. size:  26 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  pelagic, potamodromous
 Distribution:  Asia: India (Ganges system, from at least Delhi to Calcutta).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 65-72. Belly with 22 or 23 keeled scutes from isthmus to anus. Lower gill rakers with serrae enlarged near the tip and sometimes show clumping of larger ones along raker. Pectoral filament short, reaching to base of 1st to 15th anal fin ray; upper caudal fin lobe truncated, shorter than lower one. Pectoral fins with no dark markings, even in large fishes.
 Biology:  Apparently purely riverine. More data needed, based on separation from S. phasa.
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 17.10.90
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.07.13
 Checked by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 13.07.94

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