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Stolephorus indicus

(Hardenberg's Anchovy)


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Family : Anchovies ; A schooling species occurring in coastal waters and which appears to enter at least the estuarine parts of rivers and to tolerate brackish water. Feeds most likely on zooplankton , but more data needed. In Manila Bay , the Philippines, it migrates out into deeper and more saline water to spawn , returning inshore immediately thereafter. Processed into nuoc-man (fish pickle ) in Indo-China[1]. Used as bait in the tuna fishery in the South Pacific, although said to be fragile.

Common Names

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Common Names in Afrikaans:

Indiese Ansjovis

Common Names in Agutaynen:


Common Names in Arabic:

Barriya, Zaam, ةيدنِه ةف

Common Names in Banton:


Common Names in Bikol:

Alipatang, Bolinao, Dilis, Lipatang, Matalos, Silag

Common Names in Cebuano:

Bolinao, Libgaw, Tornos

Common Names in Chavacano:


Common Names in Chinese:

印度小公魚, 印度小公鱼

Common Names in Czech:

Sardel Indick, Sardel indická

Common Names in Davawenyo:


Common Names in Dutch:


Common Names in English:

Hardenberg's Anchovy, Anchovy, Hardenberg´s Anchovy, Indian Anchovy, Indian Anhovy, Makassar Fish

Common Names in French:

Anchois Indien

Common Names in Hiligaynon:

Balingon, Bolinao, Gurayan

Common Names in Ilokano:

Bombra, Burma, Dilis, Muleng-Leng, Munamom, Tuakang

Common Names in Japanese:

Indo ainoko iwashi, Indo-Ainoko-Iwashi

Common Names in Kagayanen:

Dilis Tantakot

Common Names in Kuyunon:


Common Names in Malay:

Bilis, Bilis Paku, Bunga Air, Mempinis Teri, Puri Putih, Teri

Common Names in Malayalam:

Conetholi, കൊഴുവ

Common Names in Mandarin Chinese:

印度侧带小公鱼, 印度側帶小公魚, 印度小公魚, 印度小公鱼, 魩仔

Common Names in Maranao/Samal/Tao Su:


Common Names in Marathi:


Common Names in Marathi (Marāṭhī):


Common Names in Other:

Bavangawan, Guno, Lambiyang

Common Names in Pangasinan:

Dilis, Tuakang

Common Names in Persian:

Motoo Hendi

Common Names in Persian (Farsi):

Motoo hendi

Common Names in Polish:

Anszowetka Indyjska

Common Names in Portuguese:

Anchoveta Do Indico

Common Names in Sinhalese:

Halmassa, Handalla

Common Names in Somali:


Common Names in Spanish:


Common Names in Spanish, Castilian:

Boquerón indio

Common Names in Surigaonon:

Bagongon, Bolinaw

Common Names in Swahili:


Common Names in Tagalog:

Bagoong, Bolinao Na Puti, Dilis, Patis, Tuakang, Tuarang, Tuwakang

Common Names in Tahitian:


Common Names in Tamil:

Nethili, Nethilli

Common Names in Telugu:


Common Names in Thai:

Katakyai, กะตักใหญ$, กะตักใหญ่, ปลากะตักใหญ่

Common Names in Vietnamese:

Cá Com ?n Ð?, Ca soc phan, Ca-Soc-Phan

Common Names in Visayan:

Boris, Dumudot

Common Names in Waray-waray:

Bulinao, Bulinaw, Dilis, Tuakang


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Typically found at an altitude of 0 to 610 meters (0 to 2,001 feet).[2]

Biome: Marine .


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Anchoviella indica (Van Hasselt • Anchoviella indicus (Van Hasselt • Anchoviella scitula Fowler • Engraulis albus Swainson • Engraulis balinensis Bleeker • Engraulis brownii (Non Gmelin • Engraulis carpenteriae (Non De Vis • Engraulis indica van Hasselt • Engraulis indicus van Hasselt • Engraulis russellii Bleeker • Engraulis samaminan Montrouzier • Stolephorus extensus Jordan & Seale • Stolephorus indicus nanus Hardenberg • Stolephorus insularum Jordan & Seale


Name Status: Accepted Name .

Last scrutiny: Data last modified by FishBase 18-Mar-1994

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Stolephorus

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 32 species and subspecies in this genus:

S. advenus (False Indian Anchovy) · S. andhraensis (Spined Anchovy) · S. apiensis (Samoan Anchovy) · Engraulis eurystole (Buccaneer Anchovy) · S. baganensis (Buccaneer Anchovy) · S. brachycephalus (Broadgill Catshark) · S. buccaneeri (Buccaneer Anchovy) · S. carpentariae (Gulf of Carpenteria Anchovy) · S. cayennensis (Cayenne Anchovy) · S. chinensis (Chinese Anchovy) · S. commersoni (Commerson's Anchovy) · S. commersonnii (White-Backed Shrimpgoby) · S. curtus (Short Anchovy) · S. dubiosus (Thai Anchovy) · S. eurystole (Camiguana Anchovy) · S. guianensis (Striped Anchovy) · S. holodon (Thorny Anchovy) · S. indicus (Hardenberg's Anchovy) · S. insularis (Batavian Anchovy) · S. lyolepis (Spotcheeked Ghostfish) · S. multibranchus (Caroline Islands Anchovy) · S. mundeolus (False Panama Anchovy) · S. nelsoni (Nelson's Anchovy) · S. pacificus (West Pacific Anchovy) · S. purpureus (Hawaiian Anchovy) · S. ronquilloi (Ronquillo´s Anchovy) · S. scofieldi (Scofield's Anchovy) · S. starksi (Starks's Anchovy) · S. surinamensis (Surinam Anchovy) · S. tri (Spined Anchovy) · S. waitei (Spotty-Face Anchovy) · Encrasicholina punctifer (Pindu)

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Further Reading

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal December 09, 2007:



  1. Westenberg, J. (1981). Fishery products of Indochina. A compilation of literature up to the Japanese invasion. Proc. Indo-Pacific Fish. Cum. 2nd Meet., 23:125-150. [back]
  2. Mean = -3.410 meters (-11.188 feet), Standard Deviation = 80.610 based on 169 observations. Altitude information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
Last Revised: 2015-02-06