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CAAB: 37086008

Species Setipinna tenuifilis (Valenciennes, 1848)

Common Hairfin Anchovy, Long-fin Anchovy, Longfin Anchovy



Northern Territory, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Off Bonaparte Archipelago, WA (126º19´E) to off Darwin, NT (130º17´E); tropical, east-Indo-west Pacific.

Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • Northern Territory: N coast
    • Western Australia: N coast

Ecological Descriptors

Continental shelf, inshore, pelagic.


Common Name References

Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. [50] (Longfin Anchovy)

Sainsbury, K.J., Kailola, P.J. & Leyland, G.G. 1984. Continental Shelf Fishes of Northern and North-Western Australia. Canberra : Fisheries Information Service 375 pp. figs & pls. [64] (Long-fin Anchovy)

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. (Whitehead, P.J.P., Nelson, G.J. & Wongratana, T. 1988. FAO Species Catalogue. Clupeoid fishes of the world (Suborder Clupeoidei). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the herrings, sardines, pilchards, sprats, anchovies and wolf-herrings. Engraulididae. FAO Fisheries Synopsis. No. 125 Vol. 7 Pt 2. 305–579 pp. [458], FAO) (Common Hairfin Anchovy)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED