Size: to 24.8 cm
General: Large, underslung mouth, silvery. Compare to Sardinopsis sagax (sardine) which have a series of black spots on the sides.
Ocean range (global): Gulf of Alaska to southern Baja California.
Published depth range: to 310 m
Habitat description: Pelagic.
Verified MBARI depth distribution: to 528 m (Jan 2016).
ReferencesEncyclopedia of Life
Tree of Life
World Register of Marine Species
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Love, M.S. (2011). Certainly more than you want to know about the fishes of the Pacific coast. Really Big Press, Santa Barbara, CA. 649 pp.
Citation: Engraulis mordax (Girard, 1854) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Engraulis%20mordax. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-09-30.