Scientific Name
Sardinella zunasi  
Sardinella zunasi錘氏小沙丁魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1854) Depth 5 - 50M
Chinese 錘氏小沙丁魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯡科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F097 Clupeidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 青鱗小沙丁魚 
Max Length 13 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 錘氏小沙丁、青鱗仔、鰮仔、沙丁魚、扁仔、扁鰮 
Distribution in World Japan to Taiwan   Distribution in Taiwan West、North、PonFu 
Habitats Ocean、Coastal  Holotype Locality Nagasaki, Japan 
Synonyms Clupea zunasi, Harengula zunashi, Harengula zunasi, Sardinella zunasis   
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 ASIZP0074726. ASIZP0806462. ASIZP0916462. NMMBP05401. NMNSF00580. NMNSF00893. NTMP0610. NTMP0697. NTUM00122.  
Barcode2014-10-30,Kwang-Tsao Shao,CO1,100%
Common Name Scaled sardine; Japanese sardinella 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately slender, depth usually 24 to 33% of standard length; abdomen with sharply-keeled prepelvic and postpelvic scutes ; total scutes 29 to 32. Vertical striae on scales overlapping or continuous (discontinuous in S. fimbriata and S. albella), only a few small perforations on hind part of scale. Lower gill rakers on first gill arch 42-58(usually less 55). Pelvic fins with i unbranched and 7 branched soft rays. Body dorsum blue-green, flanks silvery; no dark spot at dorsal-fin origin.
habitats Found near shore, including semi-enclosed sea areas, on sandy mud bottom. Forms schools in coastal waters. 
Distribution Western Pacific from southern coasts of Japan south to about Taiwan. It found in western and northern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Is.. 
Utility Marketed fresh, dried, dried-salted.