Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Clupeiformes
(Herrings) > Engraulidae
(Anchovies) > Engraulinae
Etymology: Lycengraulis: Greek, lykos = wolf + Greek, eggraulis, -eos = anchovy (Ref. 45335); figueiredoi: Named for José Lima de Figueiredo, a Brazilian ichthyologist from the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo who contributed significantly to the study of fish systematics in Brazil.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
South America: Amazon basin, Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93939)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 26 - 31;
Vertebrae: 44 - 46. Differs from other species by the following characters: short upper maxilla, its posterior margin not reaching the lower maxilla joint (vs. upper maxilla longer, its posterior margin reaching to or a little past of mandible joint in Lycengraulis grossidens); 26 to 31 anal-fin rays and 44 to 46 vertebrae (vs. 21 to 23 anal-fin rays and 42 vertebrae in L. poeyi); anal-fin origin at vertical through base of second to fifth dorsal-fin ray and 17-21 gill rakers on the lower branch of first gill arch ( vs. anal-fin origin at vertical through base of sixth to 10th dorsal-fin ray and 12-15 gill rakers on the lower branch of first gill arch in L. batesii).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Spawn in school (Ref. 205).
Loeb, M.V. and A.V. Alcântara, 2013. A new species of Lycengraulis Günther, 1868 (Clupeiformes: Engraulinae) from the Amazon basin, Brazil, with comments on Lycengraulis batesii (Günther, 1868). Zootaxa 3693(2):200-206. (Ref. 93939)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00525 (0.00247 - 0.01115), b=3.13 (2.96 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .