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What is anchovies? What are the varieties of anchovies

The anchovies are small in size, long and flat on one side, tapering back and looking like a knife. The snout is short and slightly round, the mouth is large, inferior, the mouth is split obliquely, the back of the body is light green, the sides and abdomen are silvery white, the body is covered with large and thin round scales, without lateral lines, and the 6 fins in front of the pectoral fin are extended.

About anchovies - what are the varieties of anchovies?

Brief introduction of anchovies

Anchovies, commonly known as' Coilia 'and scientific name' Coilia ', is a valuable economic fish. It is a famous specialty of Wenzhou and a good food to eat with wine. Because its tail fork is shaped like the tail of a Phoenix, short and red, narrow and long, like a phoenix tail, it is called. Anchovies are a kind of small migratory fish. They usually live in the open sea. At the end of spring and the beginning of summer, groups of anchovies enter the river from the sea and go back to spawning at the entrance of fresh water in the middle and lower reaches. In addition, anchovies is also a common name for peacock fish, which is an ornamental fish of medaka family originated in South America. Anchovies are distributed in Guyana, the East China Sea and the South China Sea.

The anchovies are small in size, long and flat on one side, tapering back and looking like a knife. The snout is short and slightly round, the mouth is large, inferior, the mouth is split obliquely, the back of the body is light green, the body side and abdomen are silvery white, the body is covered with large and thin round scales, without side lines, the 6 fins in front of the pectoral fin are extended, free into filaments, the gluteal fin is large, and connected with the tail fin.

Chongming anchovies are delicate and nutritious. Braised anchovies are attractive in color, tender and delicious, which makes people have a good appetite; fried anchovies are soft outside and soft inside, crispy and delicious, which is the best food at the banquet; canned anchovies are popular for export, and in short supply. String the anchovies one by one, and dry them in the sun. They will last for a long time. Steamed anchovies dry, fragrant, delicious and refreshing, can open your appetite.

What are the varieties of anchovies?

The fish has a long body, a flat back and a very beautiful tail. The body shape and color of the male and female are quite different. The body of male is thin and small, with a length of 4-5cm. The dorsal fin is long and pojing sharp. The caudal fin is wide and long, accounting for more than half of the total length. The caudal stalk is longer than the height of the caudal stalk. According to the shape of its tail fin, it can be divided into early ten day tail, lower sword tail, double sword tail, Qin tail, needle tail, round tail, flag tail, fan tail, triangle tail, scissor tail, sharp tail, big tail and other varieties. Its body, dorsal fin and caudal fin are colorful, mainly including red, blue, black, yellow, green, tiger skin and miscellaneous colors. Some males have small round spots of blue and black on their tails, which are like peacock's tail feathers, hence their name. The body of female is relatively strong: it can be up to 7cm long, dark, fleshy, slightly transparent, and the color of dorsal fin and caudal fin is much less than that of male.

Peacock fish is the most common and popular fish in tropical fish. Its body is small and exquisite, lively and active. The length of male is about 4-5cm, and its tail handle and tail fin account for about 2 / 3 of its body length; the length of female is up to 6cm, and its tail handle and tail fin account for more than 1 / 2 of its body length. The body color of male fish is colorful, including red, orange, green, green, blue and purple. The basic color is light red, light green, light yellow, red, purple and peacock blue. There are blue and red round spots on the caudal fin and the belly of the body. There are light colored rings around them, which look like peacock tail feathers. So it is named after them. The dorsal fin is short and high, the caudal fin is wide and long, and has various shapes such as piano tail, round tail, upper sword tail, lower sword tail, fork tail, square tail, torch tail, tooth tail and big tail.