Scientific Name
Salanx acuticeps
Salanx acuticeps尖頭銀魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Regan, 1908 Depth 0 - 10M
Chinese 尖頭銀魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 胡瓜魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F172 Osmeridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 尖頭銀魚 
Max Length 15 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 尖頭銀魚 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、North 
Habitats Estuary、Fresh Water、Coastal  Holotype Locality Lake Candidius, Taiwan 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);臺灣淡水及河口魚類誌(陳及方, 1999)  Regan, C. T. 1908 Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno, etc. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 陳義雄,方力行 1999 
Specimen List ASIZP0070144. BMNH1909.4.28.35-36Syntype. FRIP00957. NTUM01764. NTUM02121. SIO69-378. SU23103.  
Common Name Icefish 
Redlist Status Not in IUCN Redlist     EX 2012 Redlist of Fresh Water Fishes::EX
Characteristic Body transparent and scaleless except for one row above anal fin base in adult males; head steongly depressed; upper jaw protruding anteriorly; maxilla with numerous teeth; palatine teeth 6-10. Doesal fin with 11-13 rays; adipose fin present; pectoral-fin ray less than 10; anal fin with 27-32 rays. Vertebrae 72-75.
habitats Coastal waters in bays; highly turbid muddy bottoms. Spawning from October to November. 
Distribution Taiwan. 
Utility Used in Chinese medicine.