Scientific Name
Sardinella albella  
Sardinella albella白腹小沙丁魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Valenciennes, 1847) Depth 0 - 50M
Chinese 白腹小沙丁魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯡科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F097 Clupeidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 白腹小沙丁魚 
Max Length 14 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 白腹小沙丁、青鱗仔、鰮仔、沙丁魚、扁仔、扁鰮 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、PonFu 
Habitats Ocean、Estuary、Coastal、Lagoon、
Holotype Locality Pondicherry, India 
Synonyms Clupalosa bulan, Clupea bulan, Clupea hypelosoma, Clupea perforata, Clupea perforate, Clupea sundaica, Clupeonia perforata, Harengula bulan, Harengula dollfusi, Harengula perforata, Kowala albella, Kowala lauta, Sardinella bulan ...all 17..  
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 Hiroyuki Motomura, Seishi Kimura etc. 2001 張世義 編著 2001 
Specimen List ASIZP0070534. ASIZP0074902. BMNH1979.3.21.333. NMMBP04047. NMMBP04464. NMMBP04566. NMMBP04669. NMMBP04694. NMMBP05125. NMMBP05126. NTMP0235. NTMP1437. NTUM00137. NTUM02037. SU49343.  
Common Name Short-bodied sardine; Sardine; Perforated-scale sardine; White sardinella; White sardinelle 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body somewhat compressed but variable, from slender to moderately deep; total number of scutes 29 to 33. Two supramaxillae present; second symmetrical, paddle-shaped. Lower gill rakers on first gill arch 41 to 68. Vertical striae on scales not meeting at center, hind part of scales with a few perforations and somewhat produced posteriorly. Lateral-line scales usually 41 to 43. Predorsal scales paired. Dorsum and head blue-green above shading to silvery white below; flanks silvery; no spots on body; a dark spot at dorsal fin origin, otherwise fins pale yellow..
habitats Found in coastal waters. Forms schools. Feeds on zooplankton and phytoplankton. 
Distribution Distributed in Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea, Persian Gulf, East African coasts, Madagascar eastward to Indonesia and the Arafura Sea; north to Taiwan and south to Papua New Guinea. It found in western and southern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Is.. 
Utility Marketed fresh, dried, dried-salted, and made into fish balls.