Scientific Name
Iso flosmaris  
Iso flosmaris浪花魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Jordan & Starks, 1901 Depth 0 - 2M
Chinese 浪花魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 背手銀漢魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F247 Notocheiridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 浪花銀漢魚 
Max Length 5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 沙丁魚 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan North 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japan 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Jordan, D. S. etc. 1901 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Kim, Y.U. etc. 1997 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0054956. NMNSF00877. NTUM06429. SIO90-152f. USNM00220176.  
Common Name Surf sardine 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body strongly compressed and deepest at pectorals. Head short, its length contained 1.2 times in body depth. Dorsal edge of opercle with notch and small process above it. Mouth small, oblique. Teeth in jaws in single row, covering about half free edge of premaxilla. Teeth present or absent on vomer, always present on basihyal, but absent on palatines. First dorsal fin with IV to VI small, weak spines; second dorsal fin with I spine and 13 to 17 soft rays; anal fin with I spine and 21 to 27 soft rays. Body scales small, cycloid; area between head and first dorsal fin, sides of head, and abdomen naked. Midlateral scales about 60. Body translucent with side of body silvery; broad silvery midlateral band terminating in small oval spot before caudal-fin base.
habitats Found near shore and in tide pools. 
Distribution Distributed in the Northwest Pacific including northern Taiwan and Japan. 
Utility No commercial value.