Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Clupeiformes > Family: Engraulidae > Genus: Engraulis > Species: Engraulis japonicus

Cape anchovy - Engraulis japonicus Temminck & Schlegel, 1846

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

This species has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Anchoa de Africa austral Spanish Fishbase
Anchoa del Cabo Spanish Fishbase
Anchois French Fishbase
Anchois de l'Afrique australe French Fishbase
Anchois japonais French Fishbase
Anchoita japonesa Spanish Fishbase
Biqueirão-do-Indo-Pacífico Portuguese Fishbase
Boquerón Spanish Fishbase
Cape anchovy English Fishbase
Hamsie japoneza Romanian Fishbase
Japanese anchovy English Fishbase
Japaninsardelli Finnish Fishbase
Sardela japonska Polish Fishbase
Sardela kapska Polish Fishbase
Southern African anchovy English Fishbase
Yaponskiy anchous Russian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Atherina japonica Houttuyn, 1782
Engraulis zollingeri Bleeker, 1849
Stolephorus celebicus Hardenberg, 1933
Engraulis japonica Temminck & Schlegel, 1846
Engraulis capensis (non Gilchrist, 1913)
Engraulus japonicus Temminck & Schlegel, 1846

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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