WoRMS name details

Engraulis capensis Gilchrist, 1913

219983  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:219983)

 unaccepted (ambiguous synonym)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Taxonomic remark Some authors speculate this species to be identical with E. encrasicolus  
Taxonomic remark Some authors speculate this species to be identical with E. encrasicolus [details]

Description Occurs in shallow inshore waters, but also in deeper waters, forming large schools. Feeds mainly on calanoid copepods when...  
Description Occurs in shallow inshore waters, but also in deeper waters, forming large schools. Feeds mainly on calanoid copepods when juvenile, gradually switching to phytoplankton at about 5 cm SL. Spawns in coastal waters within 80 km from shore, from early spring to late summer (October to April in southern African waters, with a peak in November/December in the south, but in February off Namibia). The eggs are elliptical. [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Engraulis capensis Gilchrist, 1913. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=219983 on 2018-06-20
Date
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1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
2008-02-28 13:41:07Z
changed
2009-06-15 13:59:21Z
changed
2009-06-15 15:57:45Z
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2013-01-08 14:50:09Z
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2015-04-02 05:54:54Z
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2017-07-14 06:50:47Z
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2017-08-17 13:35:34Z
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basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Taxonomic remark Some authors speculate this species to be identical with E. encrasicolus [details]

From other sources
Description Occurs in shallow inshore waters, but also in deeper waters, forming large schools. Feeds mainly on calanoid copepods when juvenile, gradually switching to phytoplankton at about 5 cm SL. Spawns in coastal waters within 80 km from shore, from early spring to late summer (October to April in southern African waters, with a peak in November/December in the south, but in February off Namibia). The eggs are elliptical. [details]
 

LanguageName 
English Southern African anchovy  [details]