Scientific Name
Stolephorus commersonnii  
Stolephorus commersonnii康氏側帶小公魚
by: Po-Feng Lee
Author Lacepède, 1803 Depth 0 - 20M
Chinese 康氏側帶小公魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯷科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F095 Engraulidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 康氏側帶小公魚 
Max Length 10 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 孔氏銀帶鰶、孔氏小公魚、魩仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、PonFu 
Habitats Estuary、Coastal  Holotype Locality Mauritius 
Synonyms Anchovia commersoniana, Anchoviella commersonii, Anchoviella holodon, Anchoviella indica, Clupea tuberculosa, Stolephorus commerrianus, Stolephorus commerson, Stolephorus commersoni, Stolephorus commersonianus, Stolephorus commersonii, Stolephorus holodon, Stolephorus indicus, Stolephorus rex ...all 13..  
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)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Kimura, S. etc. 1999 張世義 編著 2001 
Specimen List ASIZP0064669. ASIZP0800485. ASIZP0910485. MTP0024. NTUM08592. NTUM08593.  
Barcode2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100%
Common Name Tropical anchovy; White-bait; Teri anchovy; Commerson's anchovy 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Belly slightly rounded with 0-5 small needle-like pre-pelvic scutes. Maxilla tip pointed, reaching to or a little beyond hind border of pre-operculum, the latter convex, rounded. Small teeth on hyoid bones. Isthmus muscle tapering evenly forward. Lower gill rakers usually 23 to 28. Anal fin short, usually with iii unbranched and 18 or 19 branched fin rays, its origin below posterior half of dorsal fin. Tips of pelvic-fin rays reaching posteriorly to vertical through anterior dorsal-fin rays. Scales moderate, about 35 to 38 (usually 36 or 37) in lateral series. Body light transparent fleshy brown with a pair of dark patches behind occiput, followed by a pair of lines to dorsal fin origin. Bears a silver stripe on flanks.
habitats A schooling fish found in coastal waters, apparently entering brackish water. Occurs in Godavari estuary, India, from February to June in salinities of 19.6-32.0 ppt, but almost totally absent in subsequent flood season. Feeds on surface plankton, primari 
Distribution Broadly distributed in tropical and subtropical waters of Indo-West Pacific, from Gulf of Aden to Zanzibar, northern Madagascar and Mauritius (but not from Red Sea or Persian Gulf) eastward to Hong Kong, Taiwan and Papua New Guinea. It is common from the  
Utility Used for food and fish meal.