Scientific Name
Amblygaster leiogaster  
Amblygaster leiogaster平胸鈍腹鯡
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Author (Valenciennes, 1847) Depth 10 - 50M
Chinese 平胸鈍腹鯡 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯡科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F097 Clupeidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 平胸鈍腹鯡 
Max Length 23 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 平胸圓腹沙丁、鰮仔、沙丁魚、黑目鰮(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Ocean、Coastal、Lagoon、Coral&Sand  Holotype Locality Indian Ocean 
Synonyms Amblyogaster leiogaster, Clupea leiogaster, Clupea okinawensis, Sardinella leiogaster   
Reference 臺灣脊椎動物誌;中國動物誌-鱘形目;海鰱目;鯡形目及鼠鱚目(張, 2001)  陳兼善 1969 Whitehead, P. J. P. 1985 陳兼善 原著 于名振 增訂 1986 陳兼善 原著 于名振 增訂 1986 張世義 編著 2001 
Specimen List ASIZP0058345. FRIP00664. FRIP03105.  
Common Name Smooth-belly sardinella; Smoothbelly sardinella 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body subcylindrical, moderately slender, depth 21 to 25% of standard length; abdomen moderately rounded, 17 or 18 prepelvic and 13 to 15 postpelvic scutes (total 30 to 33, mostly 29 to 31). Upper jaw rounded without distinct median notch or cleft. Two supramaxillae present; second supramaxilla symmetrical. Opercle smooth, without bony striae. Lower gill rakers on first gill arch 31 to 35. Pelvic-fin insertion about equal with point between verticals through bases of first and third dorsal-fin rays. Body blue-green above and silvery below, without spots along flanks; dorsal fin blackish.
habitats A schooling species occurring in coastal waters. 
Distribution Distributed in Indo-West Pacific from Africa eastward to Okinawa; also Indonesia, Gulf of Thailand, and Western Australia. It found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marketed fresh, dried, dried-salted, boiled, or made into fish balls.