Similar term(s): peruvian anchovy, anchoveta.
The Peruvian anchoveta is a fish of the anchovy family.
Anchoveta occur in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, mainly within 80 km of the
coasts of Peru, and Chile.
They live in huge schools at a depth that ranges from 3 to 80 m.
The population was greatly reduced during the 1972 El Niño event, when warm
water replaced the cold Humboldt Current which the fish prefer.
The peruvian anchoveta is very popular for making
fish meal and it produces one of the
highest quality fish meals in the world.
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Source: Animal Diversity Web
Capture fishery - Fish meal - Fishery
Deutsch: Peruanische Sardelle
Español: Anchoveta peruana
Français: Anchois du Pérou
Nederlands: Peruaanse ansjovis