Scientific Name
Sardinella fimbriata  
Sardinella fimbriata繸鱗小沙丁魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Valenciennes, 1847) Depth 5 - 50M
Chinese 繸鱗小沙丁魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯡科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F097 Clupeidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 繸鱗小沙丁魚 
Max Length 13 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 黑小沙丁、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 Malabar coast, India 
Synonyms Harengula fimbriata, Sardinelis fimbriata, Sardinella fimbricata, Sardinella gibbosa, Spratella fimbriata   
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) 
Specimen List ASIZP0058063. ASIZP0059821.  
Common Name Sardine; Fringescale sardine; Fringe scale sardine; Fringescale sardinella 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body somewhat compressed but variable, from slender to moderately deep, depth 25 to 34% of standard length; total number of scutes 29 to 33. Two supramaxillae present; second symmetrical, paddle-shaped. Lower gill rakers on first gill arch 54 to 82. Vertical striae on scales not meeting at center, hind part of scales with a few perforations and (in Indian Ocean specimens) somewhat produced posteriorly. Lateral-line scales 42 to 44. Body back blue-green, flanks silvery; a dark spot at dorsal fin origin; tips of caudal and dorsal fins blackish.
habitats Forms schools in coastal waters. 
Distribution Distributed in Indo-West Pacific from southern India and Bay of Bengal to the Philippines and Taiwan, also eastern tip of Papua New Guinea. It found in western and southern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Is.. 
Utility Marketed fresh, dried-salted, boiled or made into fish balls.