Buccaneer Anchovy, Encrasicholina punctifer Fowler 1938


Buccaneer Anchovy, Encrasicholina punctifer. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial


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Bray, D.J., Encrasicholina punctifer in Fishes of Australia, accessed 17 Jun 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/3770

Buccaneer Anchovy, Encrasicholina punctifer Fowler 1938

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Distribution

Off Port Hedland, Western Australia, to about Bowen, Queensland. Elsewhere the species is widespread in the Indo-west-central Pacific.
Forms schools in coastal and oceanic waters, sometimes entering large atoll lagoons or deep, clear bays.

Fisheries

Of minor commercial importance, and an important food source for large pelagic fishes such as tunas.

Author

Bray, D.J.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37086002

Depth:5-200 m

Habitat:Epipelagic

Max Size:13 cm TL

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