The Mediterranean Anchovy

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Le Acciughe del Mediterraneo - The Mediterranean Anchovy - Engraulis encrasicolus - intotheblue.it

The Mediterranean Anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) belongs to the class Osteichthyes, subclass Actinopterygii, order Isospondyli, family Cluperidae. Acciughe alice Engraulis encrasicolus European anchovy intotheblue.it

It has a very slender body and can reach a length of 20 cm, a greenish color with reflections Bruno Blackish on the back and silvery white on the belly. A dark band along the hips borders the two colored areas. The maxilla is elongated compared to the lower jaw. Acciughe alice Engraulis encrasicolus European anchovy intotheblue.it

It is a pelagic fish that lives in herds offshore and is very common throughout the Mediterranean.

Le Acciughe del Mediterraneo - The Mediterranean Anchovy - Engraulis encrasicolus - intotheblue.it

Le Acciughe del Mediterraneo – The Mediterranean Anchovy – Engraulis encrasicolus – intotheblue.it

It has a very slender body and can reach a length of 20 cm, a greenish color with blackish brown reflections on the back and silvery white on the belly. A dark band along the sides delimits the two colored areas. The upper jaw is elongated compared to the lower one. It is a pelagic fish that lives in schools in the open sea and is very common throughout the Mediterranean.

It is a typical pelagic fish that can also be found at a great distance from the coasts, which it approaches in May-June for reproduction. Usually in the hot season it is not encountered at depths greater than 50 meters, the maximum recorded depth is 400 meters. In winter it frequents deeper waters, around 100-180 meters in the Mediterranean. It is a moderately euryhaline species, tolerates brackish waters and sometimes penetrates into mouths and lagoons.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engraulis_encrasicolus

Le Acciughe del Mediterraneo - The Mediterranean Anchovy - Engraulis encrasicolus - intotheblue.it

Le Acciughe del Mediterraneo – The Mediterranean Anchovy – Engraulis encrasicolus – intotheblue.it

 

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Questo articolo è stato scritto il / This article was written on 19/06/2019
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