Sardinops sagax

Alternate names: California sardine, Pacific sardine, Sardinops sagax caeruleus

Author: (Jenyns, 1842)


Size: to 41 cm

General: Blue-silvery with a series of black spots on the sides. Compare with Engraulis mordax (anchovy).

Geographic Information

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.

Additional Information

Verified MBARI depth distribution: to 383 m (March 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: Sardinops sagax ((Jenyns, 1842)) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-12-02.
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