The Indian anchovy, known scientifically as Stolephorus indicus, is a small species of fish belonging to the Engraulidae family. It is commonly found in the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean, particularly in coastal waters of the Indian subcontinent.
Appearance-wise, the Indian anchovy has a streamlined body shape, with a silvery coloration and a distinctive black spot on its shoulder. It typically measures around 10 to 15 centimeters (4 to 6 inches) in length, although sizes can vary.
Indian anchovies are schooling fish, meaning they gather in large groups for feeding, reproduction, and protection. They are primarily planktivorous, feeding on tiny planktonic organisms such as copepods and small crustaceans. They play an essential role in the marine food chain, serving as a significant prey item for larger predatory fish, birds, and marine mammals.
These anchovies are an important resource for fisheries in the Indian Ocean region. They are caught using various fishing methods, including purse seines, trawls, and gillnets. The catches are utilized for both domestic consumption and export purposes. In India, they are often used to produce fishmeal and fish oil, which are used in animal feed and other industries.
In culinary terms, Indian anchovies are popular in various regional cuisines. They are commonly used in curries, pickles, and as a flavoring ingredient in dishes. The fish has a distinct and slightly salty taste, which can add depth of flavor to different preparations.
It's worth noting that anchovies in general, including the Indian anchovy, are known for their high nutritional value. They are a good source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals.
Overall, the Indian anchovy is a small but ecologically and economically significant fish species in the Indian Ocean, playing a vital role in the marine ecosystem and supporting local fisheries and culinary traditions.
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Article number 1000.9 Weight 10.00 Sales units per order unit No Client Groups Indonesian, Tamil, Thai, Vietnamese Scientific name Stolephorus Indicus zoekcode 01STI1000.9 EAN Code Retail 8813069100022 EAN Code Box 8814069100029 Brand Jona Statistical code 03035990 Origin India Per pallet 60 Catch area & Method Indian Ocean, Eastern (FAO 057) by Trawls Ingredients & Allergens Fish (Stolephorus Indicus 100%) Freezing methode & Shelf Life IQF 24 - 36 months Nutritional value Energy 291 - Fat 1.8 of which saturaded 0 - Carbohydrats 6.8 of which sugar 1 - Proteins 47g - Salt 0.2g Product packaging Outer Folding box Cardboard 365 x 300 x 230mm (L x W x H) - Inner LDPE Bag Plastic Common Names Common Name Used in Language
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