Size: to 41 cm
General: Blue-silvery with a series of black spots on the sides. Compare with Engraulis mordax (anchovy).
Published depth range: 0 - 150 (maybe as deep at 246) m.
Ocean range (global): Indo-Pacific from southern Africa to the eastern Pacific.
Habitat description: Pelagic.
Verified MBARI depth distribution: to 383 m (March 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: Sardinops sagax ((Jenyns, 1842)) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Sardinops%20sagax. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-08-17.