Notes on this FAO species category: EMW-329

EMW idFAO Species CategoryNotes
EMW-329Stolephorus anchoviesThis category includes species in the family Engraulidae (anchovies) and genus Stolephorus.

From FAO Fishstat, 73% and 27% capture of “Stolephorus anchovies nei” in 1999-2007 was from the Pacific and Indian Oceans respectively.

From, there are 19 species of Stolephorus anchovy in family Engraulidae (anchovies), of which 10 are of fisheries interest. All of these are distributed in the Pacific Ocean, some also in the Indian Ocean.

From max. size data, the smallest and largest species (that are of fisheries interest) are as follows:

Samoan anchovy (Stolephorus apiensis). Max size: 6.0 cm SL (male/unsexed) and
Indian anchovy (Stolephorus indicus). Max size: 15.5 cm SL (male/unsexed).