Anchovies vs. Sardines: Differences in Physical Features
What is an anchovy? What is a sardine? At first glance, you might think that anchovies and sardines are the same fish—or at least the same type of fish.

Despite their similarities, it should be known that the two fish are different. There are multiple differences between sardines and anchovies from species and appearance to nutritional value.

Sardines are one of the numerous subspecies of herring. So if a sardine is a herring, what are anchovies? Anchovies are an entirely different species. Sardines are a bigger fish than anchovies (sardines can be 12 to 20 centimeters in length whereas anchovies usually don’t get much bigger than 5 centimeters).

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