Peruvian Pacific sardine
name = Peruvian Pacific sardine
phylum = Chordata
genus = "Sardinops"
species = "S. sagax"
subspecies = "S. s. sagax"
trinomial = "Sardinops sagax sagax"
The Peruvian Pacific sardine (
scientific name"Sardinops sagax sagax") is a subspeciesof the South American pilchardfound 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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