Engraulis mordax

Alternate names: northern anchovy

Author: Girard, 1854


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.

Geographic Information

Ocean range (global): Gulf of Alaska to southern Baja California.

Published depth range: to 310 m

Habitat description: Pelagic.

Additional Information

Verified MBARI depth distribution: to 528 m (Jan 2016).


Encyclopedia 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 2022-08-17.
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