family Engraulidae


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Noun1.family Engraulidae - anchovies
fish family - any of various families of fish
Isospondyli, order Isospondyli - most primitive teleost fishes; all are soft-finned: salmon; trout; herring; shad; sardines; anchovies; whitefish; smelts; tarpon
anchovy - small herring-like plankton-eating fishes often canned whole or as paste; abundant in tropical waters worldwide
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Mitochondrial phylogenomics of anchovies (family Engraulidae) and recurrent origins of pronounced miniaturization in the order Clupeiformes.
Taxonomic list GRS N B IP Order Clupeiformes Family Engraulidae Anchoviella vaillanti (Steindachner, 1908)* -- -- -- Order Characiformes Family Parodontidae Apareiodon hasemani Eigenmann, 1916* -- -- -- Family Curimatidae Curimatella lepidura (Eigenmann & Eigenmann, -- -- -- 1889)* Steindachnerina elegans (Steindachner, 1875) 8 130.8 2.02 Family Prochilodontidae Prochilodus costatus Valenciennes, 1850* -- -- -- Family Anostomidae Leporellus vittatus (Valenciennes, 1850) -- -- -- Leporinus piau Fowler, 1941 16 306.9 9.50 Leporinus reinhardti Lutken, 1875* -- -- -- Leporinus taeniatus Lutken, 1875* -- -- -- Schizodon knerii (Steindachner, 1875)* -- -- -- Family Erythrinidae Hoplerythrinus unitaeniatus (Spix & Agassiz, 2 18.2 0.07 1829) Hoplias gr.
The bony fish and cartilaginous fish prey of the white shark includes a variety of sizes from small to large, and includes pelagic, demersal and benthic species, such as anchovies (family Engraulidae), hakes (genus Merluccius), barracudas (family Sphyraenidae), tuna (genus Thunnus), scorpionfish (genua Scorpaena), swordfish (Xiphias gladius), stingrays (genus Dasyatis), and many others.