Scientific Name
Sillago aeolus  
Sillago aeolus星沙鮻
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Jordan & Evermann, 1902 Depth 0 - 60M
Chinese 星沙鮻 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 沙鮻科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F354 Sillaginidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 雜色鱚 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 沙腸仔、kiss魚、沙燙仔(幼魚)、鳥公(老成魚)、沙鑽(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、North、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Keerun〔keelung〕, Taiwan 
Synonyms Sillago macrolepis, Sillago maculata, Sillago maculata aeolus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  Jordan, D. S. etc. 1902 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0067060. ASIZP0067069. ASIZP0067084. ASIZP0075335. ASIZP0077889. ASIZP0077964. ASIZP0078018. ASIZP0078123. ASIZP0079996. ASIZP0079997. ASIZP0079998. ASIZP0700058. ASIZP0700165. ASIZP0802365. ASIZP0802366. ASIZP0802367. ASIZP0807310. ASIZP0807311. ASIZP0807312. ASIZP0912365. ASIZP0912366. ASIZP0912367. ASIZP0917310. ASIZP0917311. ASIZP0917312. SU7135Holotype. USNM00192874. USNM00192875.  
Barcode2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2016-01-27,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2016-01-27,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2016-01-27,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100%
Common Name Oriental sillago 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate. Opercle with small sharp spine; lower part of preopercle horizontal. Snout long and conical. Mouth small, terminal; end of upper jaw sliding below preorbital bone. Teeth villiform, in broad bands; small teeth on roof of mouth restricted to anterior part of vomer, none on palatines. Two separate dorsal fins, first dorsal fin with XI spines; second dorsal fin with I spine and 18 to 20 soft rays; anal fin with II slender spines and 17 to 19 (usually 18) soft rays. Scales small, ctenoid; lateral line with 67 to 72 scales. Vertebrae 13-14 + 4-7 + 14-16 (total 34). Swimbladder with 3 rudimentary anterolateral extensions instead of 4. Body color is silvery with scattered dark brown elongate blotches on the sides; upper half of first dorsal fin dark; second dorsal fin with indistinct dark band; a black spots on pectoral-fin base.
habitats Occurs in inshore coastal waters, commonly in embayments on silty bottoms. Juveniles have been known to burrow in the sand. 
Distribution Distributited in Indo- West Pacific, including Singapore, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, and southern Japan. It is found in western and northern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Islands. 
Utility Marketed mostly fresh.