Stolephorus baganensis Hardenberg, 1933
Bagan anchovy

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Stolephorus baganensis
photo by FAO

 Family:  Engraulidae (Anchovies), subfamily: Engraulinae
 Max. size:  10 cm NG (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  pelagic-neritic; depth range 0 - 50 m, amphidromous
 Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Eastern Indian Ocean (Waltair and Kakinada, if the subspecies bengalensis is truly this species) and western Pacific (Gulf of Thailand, Singapore, Sumatra, Sarawak).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 18-19. 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.
 Biology:  A schooling species occurring in coastal waters, but perhaps able to tolerate lowered salinities (e.g. mouth of Indragiri River, Indonesia). Marketed fresh or dried (Ref. 27550).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:  Found along east coast (Ref. 45255). Also Ref. 189.

 Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 17.10.90
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.07.13
 Checked by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 11.07.94

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