Scientific Name
Sillago ingenuua  
Sillago ingenuua灣沙鮻
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author McKay, 1985 Depth 20 - 50M
Chinese 灣沙鮻 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 沙鮻科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F354 Sillaginidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 海灣鱚 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 沙腸仔、kiss 魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Chantaburi, Gulf of Thailand 
Synonyms Sillago argentifasciata, Sillago sp. 3   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  McKay, R.J. 1985 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List
Common Name Bay 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 17 soft rays; anal fin with II slender spines and 17 soft rays. Cheek scales ctenoid. Lateral line with 66 to 70 scales. Vertebrae 13 + 9-11 + 9-11 (total 33). Swimbladder with a short median anterior extension and about 5 small pointed anterolateral projections. Head and body pale sandy brown to light fawn; belly is paler; no wide distinct silvery lateral band; peritoneum is black-brown. Fins are hyaline; no black spot on pectoral fin base.
habitats Occurs in inshore coastal waters. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from India to the Gulf of Thailand, north to Taiwan, south to northern Australia from Shark Bay around the northern coast to Adolphus Passage, Queensland. It is found in western Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Islands. 
Utility Marketed mostly fresh.