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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Engraulidae Anchovies
Subfamily: Coiliinae
Genus: Coilia

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Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 12.4 cm SL
Coilia borneensis Bleeker, 1852

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Coilia borneensis
[Bornean grenadier anchovy]



Asia
Max. Length 35.4 cm SL
Coilia brachygnathus Kreyenberg & Pappenheim, 1908

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Coilia brachygnathus
[Yangtse grenadier anchovy]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 12.3 cm SL
Coilia coomansi Hardenberg, 1934

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Coilia coomansi
[Cooman's grenadier anchovy]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Coilia dussumieri Valenciennes, 1848

Photo by Photo by Sen, S.K.
 
Coilia dussumieri
[Goldspotted grenadier anchovy]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Coilia grayii Richardson, 1845

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Coilia grayii
[Gray's grenadier anchovy]



Asia
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Coilia lindmani Bleeker, 1857

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Coilia lindmani
[Lindman's grenadier anchovy]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm SL
Coilia macrognathos Bleeker, 1852

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Coilia macrognathos
[Longjaw grenadier anchovy]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Coilia mystus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Coilia mystus
[Osbeck's grenadier anchovy]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Coilia nasus Temminck & Schlegel, 1846

Photo by Photo by Islam, Md. S.
 
Coilia nasus
[Japanese grenadier anchovy]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Coilia neglecta Whitehead, 1967

Photo by Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Coilia neglecta
[Neglected grenadier anchovy]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Coilia ramcarati (Hamilton, 1822)

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Coilia ramcarati
[Ramcarat grenadier anchovy]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 15.2 cm SL
Coilia rebentischii Bleeker, 1858

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Coilia rebentischii
[Many-fingered grenadier anchovy]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Coilia reynaldi Valenciennes, 1848

Photo by Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Coilia reynaldi
[Reynald's grenadier anchovy]



13 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Coilia borneensis Bornean grenadier anchovy Western Central Pacific 12.4 SL 1852
Coilia brachygnathus Yangtse grenadier anchovy Asia 35.4 SL 1908
Coilia coomansi Cooman's grenadier anchovy Western Central Pacific 12.3 SL 1934
Coilia dussumieri Goldspotted grenadier anchovy Indian Ocean 20 SL 1848
Coilia grayii Gray's grenadier anchovy Indo-Pacific 25 SL 1845
Coilia lindmani Lindman's grenadier anchovy Asia 20 SL 1857
Coilia macrognathos Longjaw grenadier anchovy Western Central Pacific 26 SL 1852
Coilia mystus Osbeck's grenadier anchovy Western Pacific 21 SL 1758
Coilia nasus Japanese grenadier anchovy Northwest Pacific 41 TL 1846
Coilia neglecta Neglected grenadier anchovy Indian Ocean 17 SL 1967
Coilia ramcarati Ramcarat grenadier anchovy Indian Ocean 25 TL 1822
Coilia rebentischii Many-fingered grenadier anchovy Western Central Pacific 15.2 SL 1858
Coilia reynaldi Reynald's grenadier anchovy Indian Ocean 15 TL 1848



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