Scientific Name
Nematalosa nasus  
Nematalosa nasus高鼻海鰶
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bloch, 1795) Depth 0 - 30M
Chinese 高鼻海鰶 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鯡科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F097 Clupeidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 圓吻海鰶 
Max Length 22 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 扁屏仔、油魚、黃腸魚、海鯽仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、PonFu 
Habitats Estuary、Coastal、Lagoon、Coral&Sand  Holotype Locality Malabar, India 
Synonyms Chatoessus altus, Chatoessus chrysopterus, Chatoessus nasus, Clupanodon nasica, Clupea nasus, Dorosoma nasus, Nematalosus nasus, Nematolosa nasus   
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 ASIZP0058458. NMMBP05375. NMMSTP00529. NTUM03598. NTUM03599.  
Common Name Thread-finned gizzard shad; Bloch's gizzard shad; Gizzard shad; Long-ray bony bream; Long-finned gizzard shad; Hairback 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body oval, becoming deeper in larger fish, depth about 34 to 41% of standard length; abdomen fully scuted with 17 to 19 prepelvic and 11 to 13 postpelvic scutes. Upper jaw with distinct median notch when seen from in front; with a single small supramaxilla. Anterior arm of preopercle with third infraorbital bone immediately above it, no fleshy gap between. Gill rakers fine, numerous. Gill filaments fairly short at angle of first arch. Body blue-brown on back, flanks silvery, without spots; a dark spot behind gill opening.
habitats Known from estuaries and coastal areas, occasionally ascending into the upper reaches of the tidal zone. A filter-feeder. 
Distribution Distributed in Indo-West Pacific from Gulf of Aden north to the Persian Gulf, then eastward to the Andaman Sea, South China Sea and the Philippines, and north to southern tip of Korea. It found in southwestern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marketed fresh, dried, dried-salted, as bait or made into fish balls or fish meals.