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Australian anchovy
Engraulis australis (Australian Anchovy).gif
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
Order:
Clupeiformes
Family:
Genus:
Engraulis
Species:
E. australis
Binomial name
Engraulis australis
(J. White, 1790)

The Australian anchovy, Engraulis australis, is a species of anchovy of the family Engraulidae, found off south-east Australia, and around New Zealand.

The Australian anchovy feeds on plankton and is of minor importance to commercial fisheries. It is usually utilized as bait.

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