Engraulidae


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Related to Engraulidae: Clupeidae, anchovies

Engraulidae

[‚en′grȯl·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The anchovies, a family of herringlike fishes in the suborder Clupoidea.
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sierra is a carnivorous ichthyophagous predator in the coastal pelagic zone, consuming mainly species from the families Clupeidae and Engraulidae, and a lower proportion of cephalopods (squid).
Related species as Scomberomorus cavalla and Scomberomorus regalis from the western coast of India fed on fish of the families Carangidae (Caranx) and Engraulidae (Harengula), prey species inhabiting the coastal pelagic zone (Randall 1967).
Williams This study (2006) (1) (1996) (2) (1983) (3) Family % (Rank) % (Rank) % (Rank) % (Rank) Engraulidae 50.
Beam trawl catches were dominated by demersal fish families including Triglidae, Gobiidae, and Serranidae, whereas the dominant families found in the otter trawl consisted of Engraulidae, Stromateidae, Sciaenidae, Triglidae, and Bothidae (Tables 2-4).
Clupeidae, Engraulidae, and Blenniidae showed a slight trend of highest CPUEs at intermediate current speeds (10-30 cm/sec), whereas the other families generally had highest CPUEs at the lowest speeds (<10 cm/sec).
X Myrophis punctatus Mpun X Clupeidae Brevoortia tyrannus Btyr X Etrumeus teres X Opisthonema oglinum Oogl X Engraulidae Anchoa hepsetus Ahep X Engraulis eurystole X Gonostomatidae Cyclothone spp.
For prey fish, open-habitat red snapper diets were dominated by Engraulidae (although most were unidentified; Fig.