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Anchovy
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Anchovy

Anchovies

European anchovy
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Clupeiformes
Family:Engraulidae
Genera
Amazonsprattus
Anchoa
Anchovia
Anchiovella
Cetengraulis
Coilia
Encrasicholina
Engraulis
Jurengraulis
Lycengraulis
Lycothrissa
Papuengraulis
Pterengraulis
Setipinna
Stolephorus
Thryssa

The anchovies are a family (Engraulidae) of small but common fish. Their distribution is worldwide.

Anchovies are an important food fish, both popular and unpopular for their strong flavor. They are a key ingredient in Caesar salad and common as a pizza topping. Fishermen also use anchovies as bait for larger fish such tuna and sea bass.

The family includes 16 genera and over 130 species.

Species:

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