Latest European anchovy Stories
The more anchovies grow, the greater the probability of their survival, and it is precisely those born at the peak of the season of egg-laying and promptly moving out to the ocean area which enjoy optimum growth.
A research team of the University of Granada (Spain) has confirmed a higher presence of the parasite Anisakis spp in anchovies of the Atlantic South East coast and the Mediterranean North West coast, and they insist on freezing or cooking fish before consuming it.
Biologist Pablo CermeÃ±o Villanueva defended his PhD thesis at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), providing a tool to determine the age of anchovies with greater accuracy on a monthly or even weekly basis, thus enabling studies of the earliest phases of life to be undertaken.
The European Anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) is a forage fish somewhat related to the herring. Anchovies are classed in the family Engraulidae. It is easily distinguishable by its deeply cleft mouth, the angle of the gape being behind the eyes. The snout is pointed and it extends beyond the lower jaw. The fish looks much like a sprat in having a forked tail and a single dorsal fin, but the body is slender and round. The maximum length of this fish is 8 ½ inches long. These...
The Warty Comb Jelly (Mnemiopsis leidyi), also known as the Sea Walnut, is a species of tentaculate ctenophore originally native to the western Atlantic coastal waters. Three species of Mnemiopsis have been named, but are now generally categorized as different ecological forms of the species leidyi. This species tolerates a wide range of salinity (2 to 38 psu), temperature (36 to 90 degrees F), and water quality. This creature was introduced in the Black Sea in the 1980s, where only one...
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