Peruvian Pacific sardine

Taxobox
name = Peruvian Pacific sardine


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regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Actinopterygii
ordo = Clupeiformes
familia = Clupeidae
genus = "Sardinops"
species = "S. sagax"
subspecies = "S. s. sagax"
trinomial = "Sardinops sagax sagax"

The Peruvian Pacific sardine (scientific name "Sardinops sagax sagax") is a subspecies of the South American pilchard found in Peru. Related species of international importance include "Sardinops caeruleus" (USA), "S. melanosticta" (Japan), and "Sardina pilchardus" (Spain). Its geographical distribution extends from the Gulf of Guayaquil (Ecuador) up to Talcahuano (Chile). The most important location of the fish in Peru is Paita, Parachique, Santa Rosa, and Chimbote.

On November 2006, Peru obtained the right to use the term sardine, accompanied on the name of the fatherland and the scientific name, to commercialize this product and to assure his revenue to the markets of the world.


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