Bay anchovies are members of the anchovy family. These anchovies have a silvery stripe on their side and semitransparent body musculature. Their maxillae extend posteriorly beyond the eye to the gill cover. Bay anchovies are a marine species that enters rivers, creeks, canals and lakes, and that can also be found well inland.
Status & distribution
- Status — Marine invader
- Florida Distribution — Western and North Central drainages, the Gulf Coast, South Florida and the Atlantic Coast