Scientific Name
Stolephorus insularis  
Stolephorus insularis島嶼側帶小公魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Hardenberg, 1933 Depth 0 - 20M
Chinese 島嶼側帶小公魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯷科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F095 Engraulidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 島嶼側帶小公魚 
Max Length 8 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 巴達維印度、島嶼小公魚、魩仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、PonFu 
Habitats Coastal  Holotype Locality Java coasts and near islands of the Lingga archipelago, Bawean and Kangean archipelago, Indonesia 
Synonyms Anchoviella baganensis, Anchoviella bataviensis, Stolephorus bataviensis, Stolephorus baweanensis, Stolephorus insularis baweanensis, Stolephorus insularis oceanicus, Stolephorus macrops   
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 ASIZP0062725. ASIZP0073958. ASIZP0075326. ASIZP0075367. ASIZP0075456. ASIZP0075614. ASIZP0075772. ASIZP0075871. ASIZP0075891. ASIZP0075900. ASIZP0075904. ASIZP0075909. ASIZP0075911. ASIZP0075912. ASIZP0075913. ASIZP0075922. ASIZP0075923. ASIZP0075924. ASIZP0075925. ASIZP0075926. ASIZP0075945. ASIZP0076026. ASIZP0076201. ASIZP0076242. ASIZP0076243. ASIZP0076310. ASIZP0076311. ASIZP0076758. ASIZP0076759. ASIZP0077226. ASIZP0077317. ASIZP0916426. NMMSTP00682. NMNSF00825.  
Common Name Gold estuarine anchovy; Hardenberg's anchovy 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body somewhat compressed, abdomen with 4 to 8 (usually 6 or 7) small needle-like scutes; a small pre-dorsal spine in some specimens. Maxilla tip pointed, reaching to or beyond hind border of pre-operculum, the latter concave, indented near maxilla tip. Fine teeth on upper edge of hyoid bones. Lower gill rakers on first gill arch 21 to 28 (usually 23 to 27). Anal fin short, usually with iii unbranched and 14 to 17 branched fin rays, its origin about equal with vertical through middle of dorsal-fin base. Pelvic-fin tips reaching posteriorly to a point equal with vertical through or slightly anterior to dorsal-fin origin. Scales moderate, about 36 to 38 in lateral series. A double pigment line on back behind dorsal fin; tail deep yellow.
habitats A schooling species occurring in coastal waters. 
Distribution Very widespread in western Pacific (Gulf of Thailand eastward to Hong Kong, northern and northeastern coasts of Australia south to Mackenzie Island, Queensland; north to Caroline Islands and Mariana Islands, south to New Caledonia, and further east to Sam 
Utility Marketed fresh, dried, dried-salted, or made into fish meal, fish sauce, or fish balls.