Japanese anchovy

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Japanese anchovy
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Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Engraulidae
Genus: Engraulis
Species: E. japonicus
Binomial name
Engraulis japonicus
Synonyms
  • Atherina japonica Houttuyn, 1782
  • Engraulis capensis (non Gilchrist, 1913)
  • Engraulis japonica Temminck & Schlegel, 1846
  • Engraulis zollingeri Bleeker, 1849
  • Engraulus japonicus Temminck & Schlegel, 1846
  • Stolephorus celebicus Hardenberg, 1933
  • Stolephorus zollingeri (Bleeker, 1849)

The Japanese anchovy (Engraulis japonicus) is a schooling fish of the family Engraulidae. It is common in the Pacific Ocean south from the Sea of Okhotsk, widespread in the Sea of Japan, Yellow Sea, and East China Sea, and near the coasts of Japan. They live up to 2–3 years, similar to European anchovy. They spawn from Taiwan to southern Sakhalin.

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