Scientific Name
Sardinella hualiensis  
Sardinella hualiensis花蓮小沙丁魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Chu & Tsai, 1958) Depth 0 - 50M
Chinese 花蓮小沙丁魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯡科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F097 Clupeidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 花蓮小沙丁魚 
Max Length 12.5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 花蓮小沙丁、青鱗仔、鰮仔、沙丁魚、扁仔、扁鰮、臭肉鰮(臺東) 
Distribution in World Taiwan to South China Sea   Distribution in Taiwan East 
Habitats Ocean、Coastal  Holotype Locality Hualien, Taiwan 
Synonyms Harengula hualiensis, Sardinella brachysoma   
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 Shen, S. C. etc. 1991 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 張世義 編著 2001 
Specimen List ASIZP0059477. ASIZP0060879. ASIZP0060976. ASIZP0062102. ASIZP0064808. ASIZP0066238. ASIZP0066242. ASIZP0066278. ASIZP0070298. ASIZP0075098. ASIZP0080571. ASIZP0800306. ASIZP0801005. ASIZP0801006. ASIZP0801007. ASIZP0900022. ASIZP0911005. ASIZP0911006. ASIZP0911007. BMNH1979.3.21.321-322. BMNH1979.3.21.323-325. BMNH1979.3.21.326. BMNH1979.3.21.327. BMNH1979.3.21.328-330. BMNH1979.3.21.331. BMNH1979.3.21.332. BPBMI23190. FRIP22449. NMMBP04469. NTMP0151. NTUM07567. NTUM07568. NTUM07569.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-08,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Taiwan sardinella 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately slender, depth usually 29 to 34% of standard length; abdomen with sharply-keeled prepelvic and postpelvic scutes ; total scutes 30 to 32. Vertical striae of scales overlapping or sometimes continuous at center of scale, numerous small perforations on hind part of scale. Lower gill rakers on first gill arch 44-63. Pelvic fins with i unbranched and 7 branched soft rays. Body dorsum blue-green, flanks silvery; a dark spot at dorsal-fin origin; tips of caudal fin jet black.
habitats Forms schools in coastal waters. 
Distribution Distributed in eastern Taiwanese waters, possibly south to Hong Kong. 
Utility Marketed fresh, dried, dried-salted, as bait, or made into fish meals.