Scientific Name
Stolephorus indicus  
Stolephorus indicus印度側帶小公魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (van Hasselt, 1823) Depth 0 - 20M
Chinese 印度側帶小公魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯷科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F095 Engraulidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 印度側帶小公魚 
Max Length 15.5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 印度銀帶鰶、印度小公魚、魩仔、白骨鱙、丁香鱙、苦鱙、惡鱙 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、PonFu 
Habitats Coastal  Holotype Locality Vizagapatam [Vishakhapatnam, India, eastern Indian Ocean]; Java [Indonesia] 
Synonyms Anchoviella indica, Anchoviella indicus, Anchoviella scitula, Engraulis albus, Engraulis balinensis, Engraulis brownii, Engraulis carpenteriae, Engraulis indica, Engraulis indicus, Engraulis russellii, Engraulis samaminan, Stolephorus extensus, Stolephorus indicus nanus ...all 15..  
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-鱘形目;海鰱目;鯡形目及鼠鱚目(張, 2001)  Whitehead, P. J. P., G. J. Nelson etc. 1988 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List AMNH43476. ASIZP0059988. ASIZP0062875. ASIZP0073957. ASIZP0074382. ASIZP0079540. ASIZP0916425. FRIP00047. FRIP01084. NMMBP05188. NMMBP05592. NMMSTP00440. NMNSF00971. NTMP1001. NTUM00186. NTUM01780. NTUM03576. NTUM03577. NTUM03636. NTUM07847. SU7292.  
Common Name Makassar fish; Indian anchovy; Indian anhovy 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body slender, elongate, nearly round in cross-section; abdomen rounded, belly with 2 to 6 small needle-like pre-pelvic scutes. Maxilla tip pointed, reaching to or only just beyond front border of pre-operculum; hind border of pre-operculum convex, rounded. Isthmus muscle tapering evenly forward to hind border of branchial membrane. Lower gill rakers on first gill arch 20 to 28. Anal fin short, with usually iii unbranched and 16 to 18 branched fin rays, its origin at vertical through middle of dorsal-fin base. Pelvic-fin tips not reaching posteriorly to vertical through dorsal-fin origin. Scales moderate, about 38 to 42 in lateral series. Body light transparent fleshy brown, with silver stripe down flank; no dark pigment lines on back between head and dorsal fin.
habitats A schooling species occurring in coastal waters and which appears to enter at least the estuarine parts of rivers and to tolerate brackish water. Feeds most likely on zooplankton, but more data needed. In Manila Bay, the Philippines, it migrates out into  
Distribution Widely distributed in tropical and subtropical waters of Indo-Pacific, from Red Sea and South Africa, including the Persian Gulf, Madagascar and Mauritius eastward to Hong Kong, the Arafura Sea, northern and eastern coasts of Australia and further east to 
Utility Marketed fresh, dried, dried-salted or made into fish meal, fish sauce, or fish balls.