Scientific Name
Dussumieria acuta  
Dussumieria acuta尖尾圓腹鯡
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Valenciennes, 1847 Depth 10 - 20M
Chinese 尖尾圓腹鯡 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯡科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F097 Clupeidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 尖吻圓腹鯡 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 臭肉鰮、鰮仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、PonFu 
Habitats Ocean、Coastal  Holotype Locality Coromandel, India 
Synonyms Clupea flosmaris, Dussumiera acuta, Elops javanicus, Etrumeus albulina   
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. 1985 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 張世義 編著 2001 
Specimen List AMNH90059. ASIZP0059647. NMMBP00068. NMMBP01114. NMMBP01270. NMMBP04139. NTUM01914. NTUM01915. NTUM01917. NTUM03600.  
Common Name Rainbow sardine; Common sprat; Dwarf round herring 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, cylindrical, depth 22 to 29% of standard length; abdomen rounded, without prepelvic and postpelvic scutes, but W-shaped pelvic scute present. Lower gill rakers on first gill arch 19 to 26. Branchiostegal rays numerous (12 to 15). Isthmus tapering evenly forward, without lateral flanges or "shoulders". Pelvic-fin insertion positioned about at vertical through base of middle dorsal-fin rays. Scales in lateral series 52 to 59, mostly 53 to 56. Posterior part of scales characteristically marked with numerous tiny radiating striae. Color iridescent blue with a shiny gold or brass line below (quickly fading after death); hind margin of tail broadly dark.
habitats Mainly an inshore species. Distinct diurnal variation in feeding habits with active feeding on planktonic crustaceans and smaller fishes occurring during daytime. 
Distribution Widespread in warmer waters of Indo-Pacific from the Persian Gulf to India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Taiwan. It found in western Taiwanese waters and Penghu Is.. 
Utility Marketed fresh, dried, dried-salted, or made into fish balls or fish meals.