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Stout anchovies

A school of stout anchovies swimming away from a pod of black beluga whales.

Stout anchovy is a species of anchovy that is native through the Pacific Ocean, but due to global warming caused by man-made structures such as factories, cars, etc, the stout anchovy is spreading throught the rest of the world's oceans, competing with native anchovies. They are filter-feeders that feed on plankton, but can also eat eggs of other open ocean fish, as well as babies of other fish species, and even baby jellyfishes due to the stout anchovy's immunity to the poisons of jellyfishes. They are not endangered and are adapting extremely well with climate changes and overfishing due to their fast reproductions and their adapting metabolisms.
Stout Anchovy
  • Conservation Status: Least Concern
  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Subphylum: Vertebrata
  • Class: Actinopterygii
  • Order: Clupeiformes
  • Family: Engraulidae
  • Genus: Encrasicholina
  • Species: Lisodermis
  • Scientific Name: Encrasicholina Lisodermis
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